The per­fect re­treat all year round

Berkshire Life - - This Month -

If you haven’t seen the stun­ning Thames Lido yet, make this the month you do.

It’s the re­sult of a three-year restora­tion project of the Ed­war­dian Kings Meadow baths at Read­ing, un­der­taken by the team be­hind Bris­tol Lido.

There’s no doubt that the Lido has been a stun­ning ad­di­tion to Read­ing. As well as the 25m heated out­door pool it has a bar and restau­rant as well as spa fa­cil­i­ties.

Read­ing Civic So­ci­ety was re­cently de­lighted when it was an­nounced at the of­fices of ar­chi­tects Rogers Stirk Har­bour + Part­ners, that the project had won the Highly Com­mended Award in the Civic Voice’s De­sign Awards 2018 – His­toric Build­ings Cat­e­gory.

In this it was judged equally with the restora­tion of Turner’s House in Twick­en­ham. The Civic Voice De­sign Awards, now in their fourth year, are the “peo­ple’s choice”; projects are sub­mit­ted for con­sid­er­a­tion by mem­bers of lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and so­ci­eties rather than mem­bers of the ar­chi­tec­tural pro­fes­sion. Find out more at thames­lido.com.

The Thames Lido sparkles at night

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