The £10 million restoration of Broomhill Lido in Ipswich is to be led by Fusion Lifestyle.

The National Lottery Heritage funded project will result in the provision of swimming, fitness and community facilities at the Grade II-listed site.

Campaigners have fought for more than 20 years in support of the proposals.

Cllr John Cook, Ipswich Borough Council portfolio holder for communities and sport, said: “Ipswich Borough Council is thrilled that Broomhill Lido will be brought back to life. Thanks to funding from the Council, Fusion Lifestyles, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this historic local landmark will be restored to its former glory.

“The restoration of Broomhill Lido stands as testament to the council’s and Fusion Lifestyle’s tenacity and strategic commitment, alongside the support of our community to bring this cherished attraction into use.

“Ipswich Borough Council is providing a £3.3m grant to the partnership, which will see the regeneration of Broomhill Lido, creating an attraction which entices more people to work, live and visit Ipswich.”

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt said: “This is an exciting project, and I’m pleased to see everyone’s hard work pay off. I have worked tirelessly in support of the Broomhill Lido; I believe it is a local treasure which has created a great many memories for the people of Ipswich, and I’m thrilled that we will be able to support this legacy for future generations.”

A reopening is planned for early 2026 and will offer a number of year-round full-time roles and casual jobs over the peak season.

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