Help us rebuild the Peckham Lido!


#1

Hi neighbours in SE23!

In 1987 the Peckham Lido was demolished, as were so many others across the UK.

A group of locals now want to rebuild the lido on the same site, the northern end of the Rye.

This is a community led project with local MP Harriet Harman’s support. Southwark Council have also offered in principle support too.

Now it’s down to us to raise initial funds to develop the design with the community. We’ve chosen architects Studio Octopi www.octopi.co.uk (founders of Thames Baths, a floating lido for the Thames) to help us prepare a pack of information that will get us funding to submit for planning and build this beautiful new lido.

If you’re a swimmer, missing a heated outdoor lido (like London Fields) please do consider pledging via www.spacehive.com/Peckham-lido or sharing amongst friends who do swim.

If you’re a fan of actor James Norton then you might want to look at our Facebook or Twitter pages…!

Thanks SE23.

Peckham Lido team.


A lido in Peckham Rye Park?
#2

Thanks for joining and posting! On this site we are selective about cause / charity promotions, but the @admins agreed that the Peckham Lido project would interest our membership here in SE23.

The history of this site is fascinating, and the new designs look excellent:

With a shortcut through Camberwell New Cemetary, Peckham Rye Park is just a short walk away from Honor Oak Park station, and it would be amazing to have a lido within walking distance. Best of luck with the project.


#3

I had never really considered London as an outdoor swimming sort of place (I grew up in warmer climes), but this thread made me think about it. Now of course I see mentions of these pools everywhere (like this one) - maybe there is something to it … but not on a day like today


#4

The lido sure used to be a surprise to plunge into on a hot summers day, and had a great atmosphere. Would be good to see something this local again.


#5

I used to live near Hampstead and the Parliament Hill Lido was amazing after a hot summers day in the City. I organised group outings there on a regular basis on workday evenings (we had a Facebook group).

The water was warm because they built the pool using a special metallic layer that conducted the sun’s heat into the water (although it looks very reflective… I have no idea how it worked!)


#6

The Peckham Lido is planned to be heated.


#7

Peckham Lido has cleared it’s crowdfunding target with over 1,100 backers


#8

#9

:information_source: Mod: merged into existing topic

I don’t know how many of you heard about this last year during its crowdfunded campaign but there is a group looking to reinstate/recreate the Lido that used to be in Peckham Rye Park.

There is some information and a website here >>

And a questionnaire if anyone is interested in giving feedback.

I think it sounds like a great idea and a really great addition to the area.
What does anyone else think about the idea?


#10

A great idea if it can be made to work. I think if it could be heated it would be great as it would be an all year attraction - if not then it is going to be pretty empty for a large part of the year…