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 revealed plans to upfate the outdoor swimming pool to be even better than it’s former glory.
Situated in west Hull the new venture would be an amazing community hub. The site will be a £4.6 million transformation that 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 impression of the new build shows people chilling around a huge raised pool on sun loungers while children play in water fountains.
Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for leisure said: “Albert Avenue Pools will follow in the footsteps of Ennerdale Leisure Centre, completed early in 2020, and Beverley Road Baths which is currently undergoing a full refurbishment, in providing the best possible facilities for our residents.
“Work has already started to demolish the old mortuary building currently on the site, however the centre will not close to the public until Beverley Road Baths reopens in order to maintain a centre for residents in that area of the city.
“The council is incredibly passionate about investing into our communities and I already know the centre will be really appreciated and loved by its users for years to come.”
The work on Albert Avenue Pools will begin later this year when the Beverley Road Bath re-opens to the public later this year.