Details Of Our Proposal
The proposals in our application are for the restoration of the Tropicana and its use as a swimming pool and beachside entertainment facility. Below is a summary of the scheme we are suggesting and you can also look at the animation or visit the gallery to see what it would look like.
If you would like to read the detail you can view or download all of the planning application documents.
The Swimming Area
The swimming area will have three zones:
- A central covered pool will be enclosed to allow use in all weathers. It will be a full Olympic length pool with lane swimming, and will include a deep end for diving. There will be a first floor spectator area for competition events.
- The outdoor pool will be a more informal family pool with irregular shaped spaces and features such as water chutes, fountains etc. Whilst this is an outdoor area it will be capable of operating throughout the year as the water will be heated by solar panels. In hot weather the glazed walls between the outside pool and the central pool will open.
- The Adventure Pool will be an area for more complex/challenging activities such as white water rapids and moving water entertainments. As with the outdoor pool water will be solar heated and the glazing between this outside area and the central pool will open in hot weather.
Changing and support functions
The entrance and administration facilities will be located in the existing central pavilion building. A large changing area with cubicles, lockers and shower facilities will be located in the central area of the building below the spectator area.
Food, Restaurant and Spa Facilities
There will be outlets that sell food, drink and ice-creams as well as local retail outlets selling tourist and gift items. These will be along the promenade frontage which will allow them to serve the general public on the seafront as well as those within the New Tropicana itself. It is also proposed there is a spa/gym facility as part of the facility to allow some members of a family to enjoy other services whilst others use the swimming pool.
The Stage Area
The annual ‘T4 on the beach’ event is one of the highlights of the year in Weston. Provision has been made to provide a stage area which can address the beach on the south side of the building.
Please Support Us on our proposal and save the Tropicana from demolition.