Grange Lido is the only remaining seaside Lido in the north of England.
It has stood empty since 1993 and has fallen into decline ever since.
In 2011, a group of concerned residents formed the ‘Save Grange Lido’ campaign group to save and restore this iconic building.
Detailed plans have recently been finalised, after engaging a specialist architect to draw up a restoration plan.
The new plans feature a restored lido which would include a 50-meter swimming pool and another heated pool.
Additionally, a café, gym, children’s play area and upgraded electrical services to the promenade have been considered.
In 2019, SLDC reported around £2 million is needed to make the lido site “safe, stable and accessible”.
The Lido opened in 1932 when such structures were a common feature across the country.
It features a unique 50-metre mushroom-shaped pool.
Grange Lido consisted of a saltwater pool with diving board and surrounded by a sun deck, changing rooms and an attendant room.
These ambitious plans would enhance Grange as a visitor attraction.
The £1.9M scheme to refurbish Grange Lido has been approved by South Lakeland District Council (SLDC).
Furthermore, this refurbishment will see the current derelict Grade II-listed site reopen for the first time in 25 years.
The historic swimming pool will begin to be restored to its former glory.
Additionally, the council has also agreed to structural repairs to the sea defence wall when completed.