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Trust announces details of “Hands On Exhibition”

PRESS RELEASE - Ipswich, 16 October 2006

Broomhill Pool Feasibility Study - Trust announces details of “Hands On Exhibition”.

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre (upper mall), Ipswich


The Project Management Team of the Broomhill Pool Trust today announces details of a public “Hands On” Exhibition; presenting the preliminary findings of the £67,000 Feasibility Study into the future of the Grade 2 listed facility.

The full scale Feasibility Study into Broomhill Lido has been running from January 2006 and includes:

  • Structural survey
  • Review of potential funding streams
  • Business plan outlining how a restored facility will pay for itself
  • Public (and potential user group) consultation and questionnaires
  • Architectural designs
  • Renewable energy options (to heat the waters)

The Hands On Exhibition, supported by Ipswich Borough Council, will provide inter-active participation for the public to review numerous exciting options for the pool, and to register opinions, preferences and ideas. Our aim is to provide a restored facility that will serve the people of Suffolk for generations to come!

Ipswich Borough Council have provided a grant to cover [most of] the cost, allowing the Trust to complete the feasibility study. Subject to the success of the feasibility findings; and conditional on the production of a robust business plan [to demonstrate the financial basis of Broomhill Pool as an ongoing facility] the Trust will secure £1,000,000 from Ipswich Borough Council towards the full costs of redeveloping and operating Broomhill Pool.


For more information about Broomhill Pool, the hands On Exhibition or to support the Broomhill Pool Trust please visit our website at
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