Following Ipswich Borough Council‘s Executive Committee “green light” for an interested, proven operator to work towards the re-opening of Broomhill lido, The Twentieth Century Society has publically praised the Administration.
Senior Case worker, Dr Christina Malathouni applauded the Borough on a “highly commendable, very brave and far-sighted decision in the current difficult times”.
The Council also renewed their pledge to give £1 million to the project, which will, they hope, help to attract other funding. The operator, which has expressed a strong interest in restoring the pool and changing rooms and building a new fitness suite on the site, will now be asked to develop detailed plans for the £5 million project – which will also need Heritage Lottery Funding in order to succeed.
The Twentieth Century further states that “it has always been a great pleasure for the Society to support this great cause [reviving Broomhill Pool], and we remain committed to it, but the full credit goes to Broomhill Pool Trust. Our congratulations to them for this great result and for their incredibly hard work on this project for many years. There is of course still a lot more to be done at Broomhill, but this latest news gives us confidence that both BPT and IBC will see this through and deliver a restored lido to the people of Ipswich!”
See full report: http://c20society.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/welcome-back-my-lido/