The most talked-about amenity in the capital, the sky pool at EcoWorld Ballymore’s Embassy Gardens, has finally opened its waters.
Suspended 115 above London’s Nine Elms, the US-made structure links the scheme’s two residential towers at the tenth storey, allowing residents to swim from one building to the next.
The experience is intended “to be more akin to an aquarium than a pool”, according to the developer, which first unveiled plans for the project in 2015.
Designed by Arup Associates with input from engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan and specialist fabricator Reynolds, the pool is made of acrylic and is entirely transparent; it measures 25m long, 5m wide and 3m deep, with a water depth of 1.2m.
25 apartments overlooking the pool and deck were launched for sale at the 2,000-home scheme in 2017, with asking prices starting from £1m.
Discussing the original concept, Ballymore boss Sean Mulryan said: “The vision for the Sky Pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering, Ecoworld Ballymore wanted to do something that had never been done before.”
Article Source: Prime Resi