Broxbourne Lido demolition
- Stephen P.-H. kindly contacted me about some photos he took of the
demolition of Broxbourne Lido (an indoor pool) in November last year. He
says it may become a hotel site for the Olympics....
Broxbourne Lido - built 1978, had a £4.5m major refurbishment in 1998 - £12m
(renamed Lee Valley Leisure Pool or Broxbourne Leisure Pool)
Owner: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Facilities: Large free form leisure pool with wave machine, teaching pool,
children's soft play area, gym - was run by Leisure Connection
Site: 11 hectares, includes lido car park, green areas to the east of the
railway line, chalets, the Old Mill and parking areas to the west of the
Location: Nazeing New Road, Broxbourne, Essex EN10 6QS
Broxbourne Leisure Pool has been closed to the public since 28 September
"Our building contractors, SQUIBB, will commence demolition work on the site
on the 21 September 2009.
We aim to ensure that the future development of the site continues to
reflect the sporting and open space objectives of Lee Valley Regional Park.
The demolition should be completed by December 2009."
The decision in 2008 to close for good was made by Lee Valley Regional Park
Authority which deemed the facility too expensive to run to modern
standards. Vivien Blacker, deputy chief executive of LVRPA, said: "We're
simply unable to justify the level of expenditure of public money that would
be needed to bring the pool up to modern standards."
For Development Brief - a partnership between Broxbourne Council, The Lee
Valley Regional Park Authority and British Waterways - see