The worlds first amazing Sky Pool is due to arrive in London in Summer 2020.
Over the past year teams of architects, engineers and consultants have been busy testing and developing the pool structure in its factory in Colorado. The innovative pool is pushing boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering and will be a feat of engineering, never seen before. It is an intricate and challenging process for which we have some of the best minds in the world working together to accomplish.
The stunning outdoor pool will link two residential buildings at the 10th storey – a world first – and allow residents to swim from one building to the next. The sky deck at the top of the two buildings incorporates a spa, summer bar and Orangery for residents to relax and take in the views of London icons which include the Houses of Parliament, London Eye and new US Embassy located next door. The pool is entirely transparent, 25m long, 5m wide and 3m deep with a water depth of 1.2m. Designed by Arup Associates, with specialist input from Eckersley O’Callaghan and aquarium designers Reynolds, the experience is intended to be more akin to an aquarium than a pool.
The acrylic is now in its final phase of construction and is currently undergoing its final testing and treatments before it will be prepared for shipping to the UK, itself a lengthy and complex process.
The pool is expected to arrive at Embassy Gardens next Summer, when this vision becomes a reality. We will then need to lift and secure the structure in place and complete works on the Sky Deck but the pool will be open next Summer.
About Embassy Gardens:
Embassy Gardens will see the creation of nearly 2,000 new homes, stunning landscaped gardens, vibrant new bars and restaurants providing a variety of al fresco spaces and 130,000 ft sq. of shopping space. Phase two is being delivered by EcoWorld Ballymore and phase one, which is now complete and occupied, was delivered by Ballymore Group. Phase 3, which is also under construction, includes One Embassy Gardens, the development’s flagship commercial building, with space pre-let to Penguin Random House UK and DK Publishing, and EG:HQ, a 13-storey, 217,000 sq. ft office space, which was recently submitted for planning.
The apartments at Embassy Gardens are a 10-minute walk from Vauxhall station and connectivity will be further improved with the forthcoming extension of the Northern Line, creating two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station. Future home to the Sky Pool, Embassy Gardens is a landmark development which will establish a totally new community within central London, wrapped around the new US Embassy.
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