Tuesday 27 September 2016

Irish developer wants to build 'sky pool' which looks down onto London street

Published 20/08/2015 | 11:03

The giant aquarium in the sky will join up two apartment blocks in London
The giant aquarium in the sky will join up two apartment blocks in London
The giant aquarium in the sky will join up two apartment blocks in London

An Irish developer in London wants to build a glass pool ten storeys above the ground which will allow swimmers to look down upon the busy street below.

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The 10ft deep structure, which architects are dubbing the ‘sky aquarium’, will measure longer than an Olympic pool and join up two apartment blocks at the ‘Embassy Gardens’ complex, currently in construction.

Developer Sean Mulryan told The Guardian his 'vision' came from "a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering."

To support the weight of the water, panes of 8-inch glass will be implemented, and will be all that separates swimmers with the bustling London road below, just metres from the Thames.

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The poolside area in west London will also boast a bar, orangery and a spa and will only be accessible by residents of the complex.

The giant aquarium in the sky will join up two apartment blocks in London
The giant aquarium in the sky will join up two apartment blocks in London
The giant aquarium in the sky will join up two apartment blocks in London

Eight inches of glass at the pool’s bottom will be all that separates swimmers from plummeting down upon the bustling London street below.

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Unfortunately for aspiring London water babies, even the tiniest apartments in the ‘Embassy Gardens’ complex are expected to sell for £600,000 (€839,000).

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