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The world’s first “sky pool” to be suspended between two London flats


London is about to welcome a swimming pool to its skyline.

A massive glass structure is to be suspended 10 stories high between apartment blocks in the new Nine Elms residential development near the former Battersea Power Station.

Described as a “world first” by developers, the entirely transparent pool will be 90 feet-long, 19 feet-wide and 10 feet deep, with a water depth of around four feet.

Swimmers will be able to look down onto streets 35 metres beneath them through eight inch thick glass. It's already been dubbed the “sky pool” and is said to look like a giant aquarium. 

An artist's drawing at of the "sky pool" at Embassy Gardens

An artist's drawing at of the "sky pool" at Embassy Gardens

Unfortunately, the pool - which is set to be completed in 2018 - will only be for the private use of residents at The Embassy Gardens, where prices of flats start from £602,000 in September. For those who are afraid of heights, there will also be an indoor pool. 

“My vision for the sky pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering," says Ballymore’s chairman and CEO, Sean Mulryan. “I wanted to do something that had never been done before.”

“The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London.” 

Don't worry if you can't dip your toes in this this wonder; there are plenty of spectacular swimming pools hidden in London's luxury hotels

Images: Ballymore



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