Jubilee Pool in the running to win a national award and we need your vote

The largest surviving tidal saltwater lido in the UK, Jubilee Pool, is up for a national award, and we’re asking for your vote.

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) awards celebrate outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity. In July 2017, Jubilee Pool secured the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards.

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By winning that award, the pool has progressed to the national finals, where it will be up against stiff competition from other regional ICE winners from across the country.

We are now asking for people to cast their vote one more time and help get this Cornish treasure the national recognition it deserves.

For many years, the Friends of Jubilee Pool has championed the pool’s heritage, provided volunteers and sought the funding needed to bring it back to its former glory. Now, they are running the pool as a community benefit society and operate the pool on the community’s behalf and ensure it is an affordable amenity for one and all.

Martin Nixon, chair of the Friends of Jubilee Pool, said: “To be nominated for a national award is a tribute to the determination of the local community and the popularity of the pool. We're grateful to The Coastal Communities Fund who, in partnership with Cornwall Council, The Regional Growth Fund, Penzance Town Council and other stakeholders, enabled Cormac to renovate Jubilee Pool and ensure its survival.”

Adam Paynter, Cornwall Council Leader and Chair of the Jubilee Pool Steering Group, said: “This significant restoration project has been a great success and I am extremely pleased that the renovation works at Jubilee Pool are being acknowledged on a national level.”

Nick James, head of Cormac Contracting, who undertook the renovation work, said: “Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than being able to safeguard iconic and much loved features for future generations to enjoy.

“We’re proud that our work has helped push Jubilee Pool into the national spotlight. Jubilee Pool remains one of the great engineering feats of the 20th Century, and a worldwide reminder of what great innovators the Cornish are. I’m sure our communities, and people from around the world who have spent time sampling its delights, will be out in force to vote for it.”

You can vote for Jubilee Pool on the ICE People's Choice Award 2017 webpage.

Story posted 13 November 2017