A Floating Swimming Pool in the Heart of Historic Leicester?

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The Leicester Mercury reports:

More than 80 firms submitted proposals to transform Soar Island as part of a competition being run by Leicester City Council and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The two-acre Soar Island is in the centre of the city’s rundown waterside area, the subject of a 15-year, £26 million regeneration plan.

It lies in a highly visible location, where the river and the Grand Union Canal meet.


Sarah Wigglesworth Architects’ design [pictured above] is inspired by low-impact living, sustainable communities and the idea of ‘a secret island to live on and play on’. It brings together narrow boat markets, micro-farming and craft workshops with open-air performance space, riverside starter homes and a floating swimming pool.

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