Improvements Made to Pontypridd £6.3 Lido Design Plans

Friday, 9th August 2013

ponty-lio-plansImprovements are being made to the regeneration plans for Pontypridd’s historic Lido. The iconic Grade II listed building in the heart of Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is about to undergo a £6.3m restoration project, transforming the site into a state-of-the-art leisure facility for the whole family. £3m from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government is being made available to restore the derelict lido with additional funding of £2.3m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, £900,000 from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, and a contribution from Cadw.


A design team has now been appointed to complete the remaining design stages and following their recommendations, the Council has revised the technical designs for the ambitious restoration project further. This phase has allowed a number of improvements to the restoration proposals, and to incorporate some of the wider feedback received as part of the project’s progression.

    The changes to the original planning application will help to:    

The alterations will require a new planning application to go before Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Development Control Committee in the coming months. Completion of the restoration of the Lido is planned for the Summer of 2015.