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The Cleveland Pools Trust has been awarded a £4.7 million grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund 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 2021.
Additional funding - To meet the requirements of The Heritage Fund grant and to get over the final hurdle before we can start work, our priority is to raise another £34,000. Should you be in a position to help us would you please do so by following the BT MyDonate link below.
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