A restored Grange Lido could work in partnership with Eden Project North in Morecambe Bay according to Si Bellamy, OBE, head of Eden Project International.
The eco-friendly tourist attraction will be based in Morecambe, and will celebrate and promote the whole of Morecambe Bay.
Si Bellamy met with Save Grange Lido, the Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, Gill Haigh, and the site’s owners South Lakeland District Council on a recent visit to the Lido. Speaking on Twitter following the visit he said:
“Sometimes you go somewhere that is too precious to lose. Grange Lido is one of those. It is a most remarkable pool in a stunning natural place. I’m excited to see the plans and imagine how this could work with Eden Project North. I’m up for the first swim!”
Janet Carter from Save Grange Lido said:
“This is an incredibly exciting time for the whole of Morecambe Bay. The Eden Project North is a game-changer for the area and a restored Lido in Grange could be the jewel in the crown.”
Eden Project North is planning to open in 2023 and will follow in the footsteps of the hugely successful Cornwall attraction, which opened in 2001. The Eden Project team have suggested that Grange Lido should re-open at the same time so that the attractions can be jointly marketed.
The open-air swimming pool at Grange was opened in 1932 and closed in 1993. Save Grange Lido are working towards raising funds for the renovation of the Grade II Listed pool and operate the facility without the need for council subsidy.
SGL recently launched a Friends of Grange Lido scheme to support the project. Members will get exclusive news of progress and events.
To sign up visit www.savegrangelido.co.uk/friends