Grange Lido

  • Location: Grange-over-Sands, UK
  • Programme: 2008
  • Client: Ask Developments
  • Contract Value: £15 million

Arca was invited by Ask Developments to prepare masterplan proposals for the redundant leisure buildings of Grange Lido, and the nearby Berner’s Pool.

Despite their spectacular Morecambe Bay location, both had fallen into disrepair, and the local council were seeking proposals for their revival.

The scheme centred on a new complex of live-work apartments to support self-employed people in the town. On the wooded slopes behind the railway line family housing was introduced. Berner’s Pool (designed by Hodder Associates) was to be converted into a local health centre, with complementary gym and restaurant.