Builders in London are constructing what they say will be the world’s very first “SKY POOL” — a swimming pool over 82 feet long – suspended in the air, directly between two luxury apartment buildings. The swimming pool at Embassy Gardens being constructed by the Ballymore Group, will be entirely see-through and over 9 feet deep. This engineering marvel will be constructed with the help of aquarium designers using 8 inch thick glass. Residents will enjoy the ability of swimming between the development’s spa, garden, and roof-top bar.
“IT WILL FEEL LIKE FLOATING THROUGH THE AIR” – Sean Mulryan, CEO of Ballymore Group
“My vision for the sky pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering,” says Mulryan, who grew up in poverty in rural Ireland, but now oversees over a vast real estate empire with more land holdings in London than the Duke of Westminster himself. “I wanted to do something that had never been done before.”
Adding on this amazing pool seems to be the result of recent involvement with EcoWorld, a Malaysian property investment company that now owns 75% of the joint venture with Ballymore. It is a partnership that has financed many development projects. The pool aside, the new development being built comes with a myriad of high end features sure to appeal to the 1% crowd that can actually afford to live there. Prices for apartments and penthouses in this development START at a jaw dropping $950,000. But don’t get out your checkbook yet: sadly, all of the river facing apartments have already been sold and were snapped up early on by Middle Eastern and Asian investors before the project had even launched.
Although still in the planning stages, the building won’t be completed until 2020. Even still, the artist renderings intrigue us and defy the imagination. So tell us, would you go swimming in a pool suspended 120 feet in the air? It’s probably not for the faint of heart.