Cleveland Pools Trust announces Fusion Lifestyle as its operating partner

Ahead of the completion of its restoration and the reopening of Cleveland Pools, Cleveland Pools Trust has announced that Fusion Lifestyle will be its operating partner. After a major campaign and highly ambitious capital project this is an exciting step further towards the reality of people once again enjoying swimming at this Grade II* listed pool.

A registered charity, Fusion already operates a number of historic pools, including Saltdean Lido, Brockwell Lido and Newcastle City Pool.

Paul Simons, Chair of Cleveland Pools Trust said:

‘Fusion Lifestyle is an ideal operating partner for the Trust, they have a wealth of experience in the leisure sector and a real passion for engaging with communities to ensure maximum local benefit. We are very pleased to be working with them to deliver access for all to this remarkable, restored unique heritage pool.’

Anthony Cawley, CEO at Fusion Lifestyle said:

‘Fusion Lifestyle is delighted to be selected by the Cleveland Pools Trust as operators of this unique pool. The work that has been done by the Trust and volunteers to restore the pool is incredible and we look forward to working with the Trust and local community to ensure that as many people can benefit from access to this fantastic site as soon as possible.’

In anticipation of its reopening later this year, you can read about the history and recent story of Cleveland Pools in a brand new beautifully presented book.   Swimming Through History is by Linda Watts, with all proceeds supporting Cleveland Pools Trust. It’s essential reading for anyone interested in community led restoration projects – mapping out the 17 years of campaigning, fundraising and hard work that led to this point. To order a copy (priced £18) email