The Lido in Grange has stood empty since 1993 and has fallen into decline ever since.
In 2011, a group of concerned residents formed the ‘Save Grange Lido’ campaign group to save and restore this iconic building.
Detailed plans have recently been finalised, after engaging a specialist architect to draw up a restoration plan.
The new plans feature a restored lido which would include a 50-meter swimming pool and another heated pool.
Additionally, a café, gym, children’s play area and upgraded electrical services to the promenade are also being considered.
In 2019, SLDC reported around £2 million would be needed to make the lido site “safe, stable and accessible”.
The Lido opened in 1932 when such structures were a common feature across the country.
Grange Lido consisted of a salt water pool with diving board and surrounded by a sun deck, changing rooms and an attendant room.
These ambitious plans would enhance Grange as a visitor attraction.
The £1.9M scheme to refurbish Grange Lido has been approved by South Lakeland District Council (SLDC).
Furthermore, this refurbishment will see the current derelict Grade II-listed site reopen for the first time in 25 years.