Labeled as a ‘world’s first’, a 27 meter-long (90 feet) glass bottomed swimming pool is set to be installed at Nine Elms, a riverside district under construction in south London. The so-called “sky pool” will be part of the Ballymore-developed Embassy Gardens, and will allow residents to don their swimwear and butterfly over to visit neighbors. Suspended ten storeys above ground, the pool will bridge two apartment buildings making it possible to swim between the two structures. The 20-cm (7.8-in) thick glass structure is all there is to the pool. Measuring 25 m (82 ft) long, 5 m (16 ft) wide and 3 m (10 ft) deep, it will span the two buildings at the 10th storey containing water at a depth of 1.2 m (3.9 ft) without any additional frame or support.
A glass “sky pool” is planned to be suspended between apartment blocks in London’s new Nine Elms quarter, close to Battersea Power Station.
An undiscovered part of London is finally opening up to the city. Nine Elms is coming to life.
The buildings that the pool link are part of the second phase of the development which will be released to market in September, soon after the first residents have started to move in following the completion of phase one. This development will see the creation of nearly 2,000 new homes, landscaped gardens and a riverfront walkway threading from Embassy Gardens to Battersea Park, new bars and restaurants and al fresco and community spaces. “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,” says Mulryan. “The sky pool’s transparent structure is the result of significant advancements in technologies over the last decade.”
A pair of luxury apartment blocks in Battersea, London will be linked by a swimming pool suspended 115 feet in the air. Above, an artist’s impression of the development.
It will feel like floating through the air in central London
Plans have been unveiled for two luxury apartments blocks to be linked by a swimming pool suspended 115ft in the air.
Developed by Ballymore and Eco World, Embassy Gardens is located in London’s Nine Elms neighbourhood on the South and will be linked at the 10th storey by a stunning outdoor pool, allowing brave residents to swim between buildings, 35m above the ground.