Brockwell Lido is a large, open air swimming pool in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, London. It opened in July 1937, closed in 1990 and after a local campaign was re-opened in 1994.

History
Brockwell Lido was designed by HA Rowbotham and TL Smithson of the London County Council's Parks Department to replace Brockwell Park bathing pond and is almost identical in design to the Victoria Park Lido. It opened in July 1937. The lido closed in 1990 due to cost saving measures by Lambeth Borough Council. A Brockwell Lido Users group was established to lobby for re-opening. The lido management was put out for tender and two former council employees won the contract and reopened the lido in 1994. Lucy Blakstad's "The Lido" was filmed at Brockwell Lido in 1995. In 2003 it was classed as a Grade II listed building.

Description
It has recently had a gym added to the building. In 2001, the Evian logo was painted on the pool floor in a sponsorship deal worth £110,000. In 2005, £500,000 was awarded from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the £2.5 million redevelopment.

Bibliography
  • Bradley, Peter (2007), Out of the blue: a celebration of Brockwell Park Lido 1937-2007, BLU, ISBN 9780955627002 , http://books.google.com/books?id=QTBdPgAACAAJ


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Media

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Building Activity

  • removed a media and updated a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • updated a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via Annotator