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 Broomhill Pool featured in Ipswich Star/EADT "Ipswich icons"
Jan 28, 2017

Broomhill Pool featured in Ipswich Icons


Note: correction: should read Broomhill is just one of 16 listed lidos in Britain (13 in England, two in Scotland, one in Wales).

Jan 06, 2017



Ipswich's Grade II listed Broomhill Pool is a proud founding member of Historic Pools of Britain.

2016 marks the first full year of Historic Pools of Britain; it's been a year that's seen both excitement and disappointment for pools across the nation. What has been very clear is the nation's passion for historic pools and the need for representation, so we are extremely grateful for your support. Collectively we are starting to make our voices heard and are enjoying the benefits of learning from each other, and we look forward to continuing this work in 2017.

Read the national round up, by clicking the link below:


 Latest artist impressions of Broomhill Pool indicate bright future ahead
Oct 19, 2016

"Latest artist impressions of Broomhill Pool indicate bright future ahead". Ipswich Star.

Latest artist impressions for the revamped Broomhill Lido have been revealed by architects – with the latest designs highlighting the vibrant space’s potential.
See the images and read the full report at:

KLH Architects latest images for Broomhil
Oct 18, 2016


"Broomhill pool, Ipswich’s lido to be brought back to life by KLH Architects"

"The future of Broomhill Lido looks bright after an exhibition of artwork demonstrated how the historic baths could be brought back to life.

The images were created by KLH Architects’ senior architect Alan Wilkinson and his team, who are thrilled to be playing a key role in its restoration.

They were unveiled ahead of Heritage Open Days by Fusion Lifestyle, a sports and leisure management organisation set to run the venue.

Broomhill Lido in Sherrington Road was Broomhill Pool was built in 1938 at a cost of £17,000 and flourished for several decades.

But a lack of funding, a steady decrease in opening hours and new health and safety regulations meant the number of swimmers started to decline. And in 2003 it was closed by Ipswich Borough Council.

However, the Grade II listed pool, which is the only remaining outdoor 50+ metre pool in East Anglia, was not forgotten and for a decade The Broomhill Pool Trust fought to save it.

Now, thanks to scheme by project managers Fusion Lifestyle and The Broomhill Pool Trust, backed by Ipswich Borough Council, renovation plans for the Grade II listed building were announced.
And these will be delivered by KLH Architects.

The restoration and redevelopment plans will see the complete restoration of the outdoor swimming pool, reinstatement of the site’s art deco clock tower and will incorporate a new permanent exhibition celebrating the historic and architectural significance of the site.

The redevelopment will also include a new build extension which will provide health and wellbeing facilities and a cafe, creating a commercially viable leisure destination.

A survey – part of a wider public consultation - has been launched to help the developers get a steer from the community on the overhaul. This online questionnaire will be open from Friday 9th September until Sunday 26th October 2016.

To get involved visit http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BroomhillLido


Fusion Lifestyle Exhibition dates and Survey Link
Sep 12, 2016

Dont forget to have your say on plans for the restoration at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BroomhillLido

Public consultation survey for the Broomhill Pool restoration.

Thanks to the 1200+ who attended the Heritage Open Day weekend at Broomhill Pool.

For those who missed the event, Fusion Lifestyle's exhibition showing plans for the restoration of Ipswich's grade II listed lido will also be ‘on tour’ at the following leisure centres and available to view during opening hours:

CrownPools – Monday 12 September to Sunday 18 September 2016
WhittonSportsandCommunityCentre – Monday 19 September to Sunday 25 September 2016
NorthgateSportsCentre – Monday 26 September to Sunday 2 October 2016
ForeStreetPool – Monday 3 October to Sunday 9 October 2016
GainsboroughSportsandCommunityCentre – Monday 10 October to Sunday 16 October 2016
MaidenhallSportsCentre – Monday 17 October to Sunday 23 October 2016

The online questionnaire will be open from Friday 9th September until Sunday 26th October 2016.