Swimming through the clouds

By Kate Hassett

Swimming through the clouds
In a world first, swimmers will now be able to do their laps over London

In a spectacular design that is definitely not for the faint hearted, swimmers will be able to float above the skylines of London’s city as soon as 2018.

The ambitious project will see a “sky pool” built between two apartment buildings in London’s Nine Elms district.

The pool, made entirely of glass, will be suspended ten stories above the ground.

Approximately 25 metres long and six metres wide, the concept was thought up by Sean Mulryan, director or Eco World Ballymore, in partnership with architectural firm, Arup Associates.

“My vision for the Sky Pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering,” said Mulryan. “I wanted to do something that had never been done before. The Sky Pool’s transparent structure is the result of significant advancements in technologies over the last decade. The experience of the pool will be truly unique; it will feel like floating through the air in central London.”

The development, that will include a spa, sky deck and orangery, will commence construction this year, with occupants being able to move in by 2018.

Would you be game enough to swim over the city?



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