35-metre high ‘Sky pool’ to be built in Battersea
- 8th September 2015
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Unique glass-made pool suspended between two buildings is part of wider development of Nine Elms
Developers Ballymore have created plans to build a 25-metre long swimming pool made completely of glass to sit between apartment blocks 10 storeys high.
It will offer brave swimmers the chance to swim 35 metres above the ground, with only 20 centimetres of glass protecting them.
Designed by Arup Associates, the developers say this is a unique project and the first of its kind in the world.
The pool has been granted planning permission and will be a main feature of the new apartment buildings, where flats can cost as much as £600,000. The complex will also offer a spa and summer bar, as well as views of the Houses of Parliament.
The development will be part of the Embassy Gardens project in Nine Elms. It is a major feature of the regeneration of the area surrounding the former Battersea power station.
This wider £15 billion development, which will also include the new American Embassy, is creating thousands of homes and fuelling demand for property in the area.
There is a clear trend in swimming pools being used as selling points, with the Shard having Western Europe’s highest pool on their 52nd floor.
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