Tooting Bec Lido Pavilion
Tooting Bec Lido is one of the largest open air pools in Europe, at 100 yards long and 30 yards wide, it is filled with a million gallons of very cold water. It's brightly coloured doors are reminiscent of the English seaside, a haven for local people for over 100 years. Working alongside David Gibson Architects, our team in ByrneLooby London provided structural engineering expertise on the development and completion of the Tooting Bec Lido Pavilion. The purpose, to provide an entrance to the swimmers of the South London Swimming Club, in conjunction with Lido staff facilities and community space.
The scheme, developed and carried out by Byrne Looby and David Gibson Architects included demolition of the existing southern entrance structure and construction of two single storey buildings and courtyard area to house a multipurpose meeting room, kitchen, WCs and offices for the South London Swimming Club. The new structure consisted of a steel frame design which extends outside the building's footprint to provide the optional support for canopy cover. The structure was also designed to support a green roof. Byrne Looby are currently working on the Tooting Bec Lido Plant Room.