We have been working with Grange-over-Sands Town Council to look at future options for Grange-over-Sands former Lido site.
We recognise the need to resolve the derelict state of the lido, and we are now investigating options that are compatible with the listing of the site that will present a sustainable long-term proposition for the lido. This may be to consolidate buildings and structure, yet with public open space within it.
Study work will continue drawing together and adding to the existing work undertaken on the lido’s restoration and examining other options compatible with the site’s listing, so that we may be able to determine a firm direction for the site.
A consultation event was held at Victoria Hall, Grange, on Thursday 19 January 2017 with consultation boards and proposals for the former Lido site available until Friday 3 February. Residents and local businesses were encouraged to leave their feedback on the current proposals to take the site forward and deliver a sustainable and realistic future for the Lido.
The consultation asked for comments on proposals for non-pool options, compatible with the Grade 2 listing of the site, which would include filling in the pool. Sustainable, long term future uses for the old bathing pool site could include a multifunctional public space, café or an area for education, arts or recreational use.
Commercial property experts Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), supported by Amion Consulting and IBI Group, carried out a series of studies and held discussions with key stakeholders, including Grange Town Council, District and County Councillors about potential site options.
It is hoped local business owners who may be interested in using the building space, along with events organisers interested in utilising the large public, open space, will also come forward to express their interest.
The LSH study has been funded by a £50,000 grant awarded by the Coastal Revival Fund which we successfully applied for in order to investigate how a new future for the site could be taken forward.
A consultation took place in 2013; see the consultation report (PDF/580KB/67 pages).