Concept Design  

The concept design includes:

  • Creation of the world’s first heated, naturally water treated (no chemicals) open air swimming pool
  • Two pools – one for younger children and the main pool for competent swimmers and adults
  • Potential for a children’s splash play area with water jets
  • Refreshment kiosk and outdoor lounging area with tables and chairs
  • Lounging/sitting area with shelter from sun or rain
  • New toilets and showers
  • Restoration of the largely unaltered grade II listed buildings. Central cottage restored for the main entrance and pay point.  First floor may become a caretaker’s flat
  • Broad steps linking upper and lower pool levels providing further sitting/lying areas
  • A green travel plan to promote arrival by walking, cycling and local bus
  • Improved disabled access including an electric buggy for the steep sloping top of the site
  • New river pontoon to access by boat services to Pulteney Bridge
  • Education programmes for schools in partnership with the Holburne museum and others
  • Subtle Heritage Interpretation within the site
  • Off season cold water swimming