An outdoor swimming pool in the heart of a city sounds like a fantastic thing – and it looks like Albert Avenue Pools a lido shut 25 years ago is getting a new lease of life after the council begins its transformation of the lido in Hull. The £4million update to the outdoor swimming pool will return it to its former glory.
Situated in west Hull the new venture is set to be an amazing community hub with work beginning on the million-pound transformation. The £4.6 million transformations will include a gym, fitness studio and an update to the current building such as mechanical and electrical systems, new heating and new ventilation systems.
The artist’s impression of the new build shows people chilling around a huge raised pool on sun loungers while children play in water fountains in the Hull lido that closed 30 years ago.
Contractors are expecting to open the leisure centre and pool in summer 2023. There will be grassy picnic areas as well as a temperature-controlled pool.
Councillor Daren Hale, Leader of Hull City Council said: “It’s fantastic to see this project get underway – the final piece in our city-wide leisure investment puzzle. The jewel in the crown being the new lido which I already know will attract visitors from across the region.
“Facilities like lidos are often something people think are the preserve of the middle class, this area has 60% of homes that are technically classed as being within a deprivation category.
“People in west Hull will have a fantastic international standard facility on their doorstep once the project is completed, it will be a short walk or bus ride for so many families.
“I’m really excited to see the lido completed in the summer of 203 and I’m sure it’ll be an attraction for the whole of Hull.”
General Manager, of Hull Esteem, Gavin Barley said: “Getting the green-light on such a multi-faceted project to transform Albert Avenue Pools is a huge deal for all parties involved and we’re delighted to be working with Hobson and Porter once again to improve an important leisure facility for the community.
“Forming part of Hull City Council’s £18.5 million investment into leisure facilities across the city, it will not only be a massive benefit to the local area once complete, but we’re sure it will become an attraction for those visiting our city.”
The work on Albert Avenue pool will begin later this year when the Beverley Road Bath re-opens to the public later this year.