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Date posted 09 Mar 2020



Dear Customers,

Barnet Council and GLL would like to apologise to customers for the extended closure of the pools at Finchley Lido Leisure Centre.

In the interest of customer safety, the Council made the decision to close public access to the pools to complete essential roof repairs.

Guild Architectural Restoration were appointed by the Council to complete the repairs.

The programme of work has included: 

  • A condition survey of the roof beams and steel structure within the pool hall and gym area.
  • Removal and cleaning of the ventilation ducting within the pool hall.
  • Specialist assessment of the steel columns within the pool hall.
  • Repair, maintenance and strengthening of the roof, beams, structure and columns
  • Redecoration of the repair items.


Please find some images of the pool hall works above.

Poolside improvements have also been completed during the closure period to create a better experience for customers, including; new poolside changing cubicles, a vanity area, new lockers and a better atmosphere for swimmers and spectators following the installation of a new ventilation system.

Please note that the health and fitness suite (gym) and studio at Finchley Lido continue to remain open as normal.

Swimming remains available within the new facilities at New Barnet Leisure Centre and Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre. For programming and details please visit https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/barnet


All Better Swim School lessons will be transferred to Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre and New Barnet Leisure Centre. Please contact each respective facility for more information:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us at Finchley-Lido@gll.org

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