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Outdoor swimming London: New bar, sauna and steam room arrive at Hackney Reservoir in massive £ 1.5million overhaul


A new bar, café, sauna and steam room are among new and improved features outdoor swimmers will be able to enjoy following a £ 1.5million renovation at the West Reservoir Center in Hackney.

Work was given the green light in the first week of June, the Hackney Council revealed, as part of efforts to rebuild a “fairer, healthier Hackney” as we emerge from the pandemic.

The renovation will cost around £ 1.5million, and outdoor swimmers can expect a number of new facilities to take advantage …

A new cafe, bar area for events, outdoor showers, and a pontoon pool tank for safer open water swimming will soon be coming to the water sports center.

The outdoor sauna and steam room will also undoubtedly be a pleasant place for those living in East London to unwind after a swim in the open air.

Space for ground equipment to support triathlon training will be made available, as well as space for more cyclists to park.



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A new entrance will be made, and new fences to create better security on the site.

What other Hackney facilities will benefit?

£ 500,000 will be used to fund a learner pool at London Fields Lido for children and adults learning to swim.

An additional £ 100,000 will be used to replace the floor tiles and the gym floor at the Clissold Park Leisure Center.

The two investments are part of other plans given the green light by Cabinet in June.

A brand new leisure center with a huge waterslide and swimming pools will also open in Hackney this month.

Cllr Chris Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Health, Adult Social Care and Recreation, said: “We are committed to investing in our recreation spaces because we know how important they are for mental well-being. and people’s physique, especially after the time we’ve spent indoors over the past year to help keep Hackney safe.

“This funding increase will help improve the infrastructure and facilities at some of our most popular recreation spaces, to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefits they can bring.”

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