People are often referred to high flyers, but fewer people are referred to as high swimmers.
That’s soon about to change with the construction of a 35-metre high swimming pool suspended between two apartment blocks in London.
The pool is part of a new development near the former Battersea power station.
The transparent ‘sky pool’ will, the developers say, be the first of its kind in the world. Swimmers will be able to look down 35 metres to the world below as they take a dip, with only 20cm of glass between them and the outside world. There is an indoor pool for the fainthearted.
Residents of the buildings, where flats cost upwards of £602,000, will be able to swim between the two, and recover from their exertions on a sky deck which boasts a spa, summer bar and orangery with views of the Houses of Parliament.
The pool will be part of the Embassy Gardens development at Nine Elms, a huge £15bn building project in south-west London which is creating thousands of homes, many of them in luxury apartment blocks.
The usual rules apply with the sky pool – no running, no petting, no splashing and definitely no bombing!