Sandford Parks Lido awarded Grade II listed status

04th October, 2019

Sandford Park Lido in Cheltenham has recently been awarded listed building status by Historic England, giving the facility greater protection against redevelopment.

This is in recognition of its architectural and historic significance as ‘a remarkably intact example of a 1930s lido’.  The listing notes that the lido has a number of original features including its plant room with working boilers and compressors and fittings such as the ornate turnstiles to the main entrance.

The lido was constructed between 1934 and 1938 and is representative of the boom in outdoor pursuits in that period and in particular the growth in popularity of lidos.

This good news comes at a time when the group operating the lido is in ongoing discussions with the local council about its future lease.

Read more about the Sandford Parks Lido’s design and historic significance on the Historic England website.