London,
17
October
2016
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12:45
Europe/London

London Fields Lido set to close for repairs and refurbishment

London Fields Lido is set to close from the end of November until spring 2017, while urgent repair works are carried out.

Earlier this year, tiles started to crack and come away from the pool wall. As a result, temporary barriers were installed to protect swimmers and allow the Lido to remain open throughout the busy summer period.

Tests carried out by industry specialists identified a problem with the screed layer between the pool tank and the render holding the tiles, and subsequently confirmed that all the tiles, screed and render will need to be removed and replaced. During this period, the Lido will need to be closed.

Over the last two years the Council has also been looking at options to improve the Lido by modernising facilities to meet the expectations of swimmers. As a result, the Council will use the closure of the Lido for repairs as an opportunity to improve indoor changing rooms and the main reception area.

 

Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability and Community Services
Although we are disappointed at being forced to close the Lido for urgent repairs, we have decided to take advantage of this unavoidable closure to refurbish the indoor changing rooms and reception area. This means swimmers will be able to enjoy better, more modern facilities when the Lido reopens next year.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability and Community Services

Pre-paid members will be able to continue swimming - at no additional cost - at Britannia, Clissold and Kings Hall Leisure Centres. Members will also be able to swim at the London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, Charlton Lido, and any other swimming pool managed by Better.

Members will also be able to use the new health and fitness facilities in Queensbridge Sports & Community Centre throughout the closure.

Memberships can also be frozen or suspended during the closure of the Lido.

More information about the repairs and closure.