The news will enable work to begin on repairing the pool’s structure – damaged by last year’s storms – and ensuring its long term future. As well as funding essential structural works, the package also includes funding to help to increase the number of users.
Match-funding to the tune of a further £1 million has been provided by contributions from Cornwall County Council (£500,000), the Local Enterprise Partnership (£240,000), the Friends of Jubilee Pool (£160,000), and Penzance Town Council (£40,000).
Penzance mayor David Nebesnuick said: ‘I am delighted that our Coastal Communities bid to repair and restore the Jubilee Pool after the storm damage has been successful. The pool is an iconic structure with national importance as one of the few remaining art deco sea-water pools.’
The Grade II listed pool – opened in 1935 to mark the Silver Jubilee of George V – is one of the few remaining 1930s lidos in the country. It’s also the largest, at 328ft x 230ft.
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