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The world’s first floating ‘sky pool’ is opening 10 storeys high in London


For these trying to calm down in the capital’s upcoming forecast heatwave, a one in every of a form floating swimming pool high up is opening in South London – the place seem to be you are flying.

The Sky Pool, a 25-metre acrylic swimming pool, will stretch between the tenth storey of the Embassy Gardens’ Legacy Buildings, proper subsequent to the American Embassy in Nine Elms.

Reaching 35 metres into the London skyline, the sky pool will enable unique Embassy Garden members to really feel as if they’re floating above of the town, with magnificent views of London beneath.

Residents can even have the selection to swim between the 2 blocks of residences or use the adjoining walkway.

The plan to construct the pool was introduced again in 2015 by Irish developer Ballymore, and was dismissed by some on the time as a PR stunt.

The pool is meant to really feel like you might be floating in an aquarium above the town

But the much-anticipated new addition to South London will open on May 19, whereas the opening will likely be livestreamed and can function radio and TV host Roman Kemp.

Synchronised swimming workforce, (*10*), can even carry out a present in the model new pool throughout its grand opening.

Nine Elms’ new floating pool is clearly not for the faint of coronary heart, and can provide views of the House of Parliament, the London Eye and London’s metropolis skyline.

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Brian Eckersley, one of many Sky Pool’s engineers, mentioned “Once you swim off, you may look proper down. It will likely be like flying.”

The bold challenge started almost 5,000 miles away in Colorado, the place the pool was constructed. It was then pushed to Texas, earlier than taking a three-week journey throughout the Atlantic to The Netherlands, earlier than being transferred to London to be crammed with 148,000 litres of water.

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The pool stretches between the Embassy Gardens’ Legacy Buildings and reaches 35 metres into the sky

It is set to be the spotlight of the Embassy Gardens improvement by EcoWorld Ballymore, which incorporates 2,000 houses and luxurious residences, a retail area, workplace area, in addition to bars, eating places and landscaped gardens in South London.

Prices for residences in Embassy Gardens begin at £650,000.

Sean Mulryan, Ballymore Chairman, mentioned: “The imaginative and prescient for the Sky Pool stemmed from a need to push the boundaries in the aptitude of development and engineering, Ecoworld Ballymore needed to do one thing that had by no means been carried out earlier than.

“We prefer to push the boundaries on all facets of design, the Sky Pool’s clear construction is the results of important developments in applied sciences during the last decade.

“The expertise of the pool will likely be actually distinctive, it would really feel like floating by way of the air in London,” he added.

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