Refurbishment in Keeping with Deco Design
Restoring an iconic 1930s lido to its former glory
During the winter storms of 2014, waves ripped through the structure of the Jubilee Pool, destroying terraces, changing rooms, railings and exposing the granite bedrock beneath the pool. The sea wall was badly cracked, and the sea came in under the pool itself, forcing the floor to rise and fracturing the pool walls.
A massive community campaign resulted in a £3m package to restore the Art Deco pool. Cormac was the lead contractor – offering expertise in marine infrastructure, heritage restoration, surfacing, collaboration with architects, and decades of experience working on community projects.
The refurbishment involved major works to the sea wall, rock anchors to secure the pool base, and a major re-build of the pool buildings and internal structure. The whole project had to be carried out within the limitations of Jubilee Pool’s Grade II listing status – meaning that materials, aesthetics and works had to be sympathetic to, and in keeping with the original 1930s design.