Suspended ‘Sky Pool’ will let Londoners swim in mid air

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Suspended ‘Sky Pool’ will let Londoners swim in mid air

20 August 2015 | By Joe Quirke | 1 Comment

A 35-metre-high “Sky Pool” (pictured) will be added to the Embassy Gardens development on London’s South Bank to give visitors the sensation of swimming in mid air.

The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London– Sean Mulryan, Ballymore

Allowing residents to swim between buildings, the suspended outdoor pool will link the two residential towers at the 10th storey.

The transparent pool is 25m long, 5m wide and 3m deep with a water depth of 1.2m.

Glass surrounding the structure is 20cm thick.

The pool was designed by Arup Associates, with input from Eckersley O’Callaghan and aquarium designers Reynolds.

Sean Mulryan, chairman of the developer, Ballymore, said: “My vision for the Sky Pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering, I wanted to do something that had never been done before.

“The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London.”

Two thousand new homes will be created at the Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms, which will also include landscaped gardens and a riverfront walkway.

The buildings linked by the pool are part of the second phase of the development which will be released to market this September.

A flat in Embassy Gardens will cost you at least $940,000. The project is due to be completed in 2017.