A fan of wild swimming, but fancy doing so in a safer environment – like with a lifeguard? Then Hull’s Albert Avenue lido might be your vibe instead?
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 has had a new lease of life after the council’s transformation of the lido in Hull. The £10.5 million update to the outdoor swimming pool will return it to its former glory.
The water in the pool is heated to 28C, so not quite wild swimming – but hey. The Hull Albert Avenue Lido has had a £10.5 million, according to Time Out magazine and it’s 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.
Situated in West Hull, the new venture is set to be an amazing community hub after a the million-pound transformation.
You’ll be able to chill around a huge raised pool on sun loungers while children play in water fountains in the Hull lido that closed 30 years ago. There will be grassy picnic areas as well as a temperature-controlled pool.
Check out prices for Hull’s Albert Avenue Lido below:
|Adult Swim (indoors)||£4.90|
|Junior Swim (indoors – over 5’s)||£2.75|
|Family Swim (indoors up to two adults, two children)||£13.65|
|Under 5’s swim||Free|
|Adult Swim (outdoor lido)||£5.50|
|Junior Swim (outdoor lido)||£3.50|
|Family Swim (outdoor lido up to two adults, two children)||£16.10|
|Under 5’s swim (outdoor lido)||Free|
During the development of the lido 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 2023 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.