Sky Pool Nine Elms, Outdoor Pool at the Embassy Gardens Development, Ballymore Group

Sky Pool Embassy Gardens

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Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens
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Plans for a suspended swimming pool have been unveiled for Nine Elms, the new neighbourhood on the River Thames in south west London.

Named ‘Sky Pool’, the outdoor pool at the Embassy Gardens development will link two residential buildings at the 10th storey – a world first – and allow residents to swim from one building to the next.

Sky Pool London

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 next door.

The pool is transparent and structure free, 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, with glass that is 20cm thick.

Sky Pool Embassy Gardens London

The pool is the vision of Sean Mulryan, Chairman and CEO of Ballymore Group, working with the scheme’s architects Arup Associates. Ballymore are responsible for the development of Embassy Gardens with their development partners Eco World.

Together they are developing the second phase as Eco World Ballymore. Ballymore has a reputation for creating places and spaces that are more than just bricks and mortar, and this pool is testimony to this philosophy – creating an inspiring environment and giving a unique character to the development.

Sky Pool Embassy Gardens Nine Elms

Embassy Gardens takes design inspiration from the Meatpacking District of New York with floor to ceiling windows and brick facades. The buildings that the pool link are part of the second phase of the development which will be released to market in September, soon after the first residents have started to move in following the completion of phase one.

This development will see the creation of nearly 2,000 new homes, landscaped gardens and a riverfront walkway threading from Embassy Gardens to Battersea Park, new bars and restaurants and al fresco and community spaces.

Sky Pool Embassy Gardens

Arup Associates London – architects

Website: Ballymore Group – Embassy Gardens London

Location: Embassy Gardens, London, England, UK

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