WELCOME TO CLEVELAND POOLS
The Cleveland Pools Trust has been awarded a £4.7 million grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to bring this wonderful heritage site back into use as a community pool. Thanks to National Lottery players and the work of many volunteers we hope to see the work to restore this Georgian gem begin towards the end of 2019. The full scheme will cost £5.7 million and the Trust, having already raised the majority of the funding, will now secure the remaining funds, creating the UK’s first naturally-treated (no chemicals) open air public swimming pool, with 30% of the energy for heating the water coming from heat pumps in the adjacent river. Reopening for swimming is currently planned for spring/summer 2021.
Additional funding - We have now received permission to start from the NLHF and our project director and project managers are working hard to get the tendering process under way to get a construction contractor(s) engaged. Although we have raised the necessary funds to cover the costs of the project, £250,000 is a loan which we do not want to access. We are therefore continuing to fund raise in order to raise that £250,000 so any help, however small, will be appreciated or if you have any ideas on events or sponsorships please get in touch.
The Cleveland Pools is the country’s only surviving Georgian lido, hidden away in Bath, on the banks of the River Avon. Once a welcome respite from the heat of the city in the summer, Cleveland Pools was a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike until it closed in 1984. The Cleveland Pools Trust (CPT) is determined to bring these wonderful baths back to life again.When restored, Bath will be home to the world’s first naturally treated, heated, outdoor swimming pool.
We are pleased to be member of the Historic Pools of Britain.
One of our visitors says: "a quiet treasure of historical leisure" - Graham Gibbs