Broomhill Pool Exhibition

Built in 1937/8, the Broomhill Pool was an important part of community life in Ipswich over 7 decades until it closed in 2002. This project is about bringing this fabulous facility back into public use and restoring one the very few examples of 1930’s ‘art deco’ style buildings in the Ipswich Area.


All those involved in putting this project together believe it to be one of Ipswich’s finest assets.


The key aspects of the project are:

  • Restoration of the main pool to enable public swimming at Broomhill again.
  • Restoration of learner pool to enable learners and parent and toddlers access to shallow water.
  • New build health and wellbeing facility.
  • New wet changing facilities as shown under the grandstand.
  • Retention and restoration of some of the original cubicles.
  • Retention and restoration of the entrance kiosk building.
  • Re-building the clock tower.
  • Restoration of the grandstand seating area.
  • Retention and refurbishment of the sun terraces.
  • Restoration of water cascade feature.
  • Refurbishment of buffet and its operations serving snacks, ice creams etc.
  • Retention and restoration of the diving stage.
  • Re-introduction of diving as an activity at the pool.
  • Heating the pool water.
  • Encouraging cycling and other and other sustainable transport options.
  • Access for wheelchair users to cafes, gym and pools.

We hope that you will be inspired by the project and that you will wish to support it.


Please note that all of the works described above are dependent upon being able to raise sufficient funding.