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Jubilee Pool Lido

by ScottWhitbyStudio, WebbYates Engineers, ARUP and PT Projects

Client Jubilee Pool Penzance Ltd

Award RIBA South West and Wessex Award 2024

Jubilee Pool Lido © Jim Stephenson

Set on a rocky outcrop jutting into the North Atlantic, the Jubilee Pool Lido at Penzance is the largest of only five surviving seawater lidos in the UK. After years of being battered by storms, the Grade II listed Art Deco pool structures were in a very poor state. Faced with the prospect of closure, a group of local people were driven to intervene, and in 2017 the complex was purchased by a charitable community benefit society. The architects have helped steer the project, advising on conservation and heritage, and designing a new café and community space. Through the group’s energy and determination, the pools have been restored to their former glory, and their facilities improved to allow them to open year-round.

Contractor Catling Construction

Structural Engineer WebbYates Engineers

Environmental / M&E Engineer WebbYates Engineers

Quantity Surveyor PT Projects

Project Management Fox Cornwall

Joinery A1 Construction Penzance

Gross internal area in m² 191.6

Jubilee Pool Lido © Jim Stephenson
Jubilee Pool Lido © Eye On High
Jubilee Pool Lido © Jim Stephenson
Jubilee Pool Lido © Jim Stephenson
Jubilee Pool Lido © Jim Stephenson
Jubilee Pool Lido © Jim Stephenson
Jubilee Pool Lido © Jim Stephenson
Jubilee Pool Lido © Jim Stephenson
Jubilee Pool Lido © ScottWhitbyStudio
Jubilee Pool Lido © ScottWhitbyStudio
Jubilee Pool Lido © ScottWhitbyStudio
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