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A Deep Water Pool for North London!

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A Deep Water Pool for North London!

North London Aquatics By North London Aquatics

Our goal is to build an inclusive, deep water facility that can be used by all in our community and beyond. We will be offering over FIFTY aquatic activities at our unique centre.

Barnet Delivery stage

pledged of £98,673

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

North London Aquatics are a community project with clear plans to rebuild a deep water pool with a moveable floor - a much needed community asset. The current pool is the only deep water pool in the Borough of Barnet and will close in 2019. Barnet Council have allocated a piece of land to the project adjacent to the new Barnet Copthall swim centre. Our new pool will be a ground-breaking facility offering over FIFTY aquatic activities, appealing to all ages and abilities (see list below). By having a moveable floor it means we are able to offer both shallow and deep water activities. Our aim is to encourage more people to get fit and active and there will be specialist equipment for people with disabilities – an inclusive facility, the first of its kind in the UK. By digging deep into your pockets to support our campaign, you'll contribute to the first phase of making this facility a reality, enabling us to gain a clear idea of funds needed to build our pool.

What we'll deliver:

  • Build an inclusive deep water pool with moveable floor
  • Provide over FIFTY aquatic activities for all abilities
  • A unique community project and asset for Barnet and the future of Sport in the Capital
  • Include everyones ideas and put deepwater sport on the map again

Why it's a great idea:

This project has the power to make a huge impact on disability water sports in our community and far beyond. We will be the only facility in the North London region offering multiple user groups the opportunity to use the centre and to excel in their chosen discipline. A young diver on our squad who trains in the current pool just won a gold medal at national level! We already have an extensive list of user groups waiting to sign up to use the pool; diving, synchro, underwater rugby and water polo to name but a few. We are building strong links with local charities to offer the use of the pool for rehabilitation / palliative and therapeutic groups. Our inclusive aim will allow access for both individual or team sport for people with disabilities including specialist changing rooms, support equipment, full wheelchair access and qualified instructors. We aim to work with hard to reach youth groups in order to promote a more active lifestyle.

Steps to get it done:


WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT and can’t wait to PROVIDE over FIFTY AQUATIC ACTIVITIES! #Diving #WaterPolo #Synchro #Scuba #Lifeguarding #FloatFit #Aquabikes #AquaPoles #AquaTherapy #ADHD Hour #Aqua fun/ respite for families #Charity Session #Underwater Rugby #Underwater Hockey #Underwater Football #Autism hour #Diveability #Aquafit deep water) #Waboba #Aquastretch therapy #AquaJogging #SeaCadets Hour #Deptherapy #Underwaterphotography #Filming #Parties Inflatable Session Under water #Orienteering Underwater #Target Shooting #Water Skills #Prenatal #Postnatal #Over Fifties #Palliative Support hour #Uni hour #Foundation hour #Schools #GCSE #25m swim practice #Community/ #YoungBarnet hour #Aquathlon (under water wrestling) #FinSwim (Mermaids) #AquaSport #Kayak dive Practice #Public Diving #Deepwater #running #WaterYoga #Training/Rehab Hour Huge thanks to Middlesex Uni in conjunction with Spacehive for our campaign video!

Location Barnet

About the space

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London Borough of Barnet

How will the money be spent?Total £98,672

RIBA stage 2 - £33,000 (33%)
RIBA Stage 1 - £30,000 (30%)
Feasibility Study - £7,575 (8%)
Design - £6,250 (6%)
Cost Management - £5,250 (5%)
Project management - £4,500 (5%)
Planning Application - £2,500 (3%)
Other - £9,597 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

RIBA stage 2
RIBA Stage 1
Feasibility Study
Cost Management
Project management
Planning Application
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Phase Two of our build plans

Total £98,672

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Hello Everyone! We would LOVE the following if at all possible please: Sponsored Kit - Swimming , T Shirts etc Sponsored Printing for leaflets Sponsored Social Media Ads collaboration Pay per click expertise - Google/ Bing etc Sponsored kit bags

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