The restoration of the UK’s oldest lido in Bath poses “significant engineering” challenges with the site only accessible by river.
Bristol-based construction firm Beard has begun work on the £6.2M Cleveland Pools project following a 17 year community campaign to save the Grade II-listed site.
Machinery, building materials and equipment required to carry out the major refurbishment work will be carried up-river on a pontoon pushed by a barge fitted out for the purpose.
The materials will be loaded up at the nearby Avon Rugby Club, which is being used as a base.
Built in 1815, Cleveland Pools is the oldest surviving outdoor public swimming pool in the UK.