Imagine a naturally filtered outdoor swimming pool in St.Ives Regional Park, Bingley, West Yorkshire.

Repurposing the former Kettlewell Reservoir, honouring Yorkshire’s industrial heritage

Yorkshire Swim Works aims to become the UK’s first public naturally filtered outdoor swimming pool. It will bring together swimmers, cyclists, runners, hikers, and everybody in between in a friendly community-led environment. An inspiring landmark for local people whilst attracting visitors from all over the world to stay, swim and explore our region.

Breathing new life into Bradford’s largest and treasured regional park

Bingley St Ives Estate has been in public hands since 1929 and is now approaching 100 years of serving its community,. The largest of Bradford’s parks, St Ives is a cherished spot for many who walk, run, cycle, climb, ride and more whilst the modern children’s playground is a symbol of what is possible.

Yorkshire Swim Works could be a catalyst for the wider regeneration of this cherished, but underused regional park.

Outdoor swimming has had a surge in popularity in the UK over recent years and the benefits to physical and mental health have been well-documented.

Taking a dip outdoors boosts dopamine and serotonin levels and stimulates the release of feel-good endorphins.

It is important to be safe whilst swimming outdoors – but the choice of safe venues in West Yorkshire is limited.

We’re aiming to join the 21st century lido revolution and bring a new, safe and exciting option to hundreds of thousands of people in our region. 

Putting safety, nature and sustainable development first

The vision is to provide a pool based on a biological filtration system, using carefully selected aquatic plants and minerals.

It is already happening for thousands of people around the world, who are enjoying this carefree healthy bathing experience, in public pools with biological chemical-free water treatment.

We’re aiming to make this happen in the UK, especially in West Yorkshire!