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London suspended swimming pool plans revealed

The ‘Sky Pool’ will link two residential buildings at the 10th floor meaning residents can swim from one building to the next.

Designed by Arup, the 25m long pool will be completely transparent and structure free. There has been specialist input from Eckersley O’Callaghan and aquarium designers Reynolds. It will be constructed with 20cm thick glass.

London, pool

Source: Eco World Ballymore

An impression of the Eco World Ballymore 35m high suspended swimming pool at Embassy Gardens.

The pool is planned for Embassy Gardens, part of Nine Elms on the South Bank. It will also include a spa, bar and Orangery.

It’s part of the second phase of the scheme from developers Eco World Ballymore Group.

Readers' comments (7)

  • This will be really cool.. for that one day a year where you can use a pool in this country.

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  • It will be interesting to see how they economically overcome the inerent problems. Rescuing someone from the water might be interesting!

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  • This will be really cool.. for that one day a year where you can use a pool in this country.

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  • Really needs a glass roof or canopy to eliminate seagull bombings and dust and dirt accumulations surely? will be difficult to erect if prefabricated and it looks as if it has to be.

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  • BBC news report says that the material will be acrylic, not glass, which seems more likely. I suspect that there will be structural and safety issues far more significant than those highlighted above!

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  • It looks marvellous. A covered "box" (with air space above the water of course) would keep the debris out and would be more structurally efficient.

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