We are equally delighted to hear that Pontypridd Lido (The National Lido of Wales) has also won an award in the 2017 Civic Trust Awards, Pro-Tem Awards and AABC Conservation Awards, which features 53 projects from a wide range of national and international entries.

Wildwood Ecology was commissioned by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and Capita Symonds in 2013 to undertake protected and priority species survey (otter survey) and mitigation license application and auditing, for bats, as part of  a £6.3m conservation and restoration project. The license for the damage and destruction of roosts used by common pipistrelle and soprano pipistrelle was successfully granted in September 2013 and enabled full restoration works to be undertaken over the autumn and winter period of 2013/14. Works were completed in 2014 and we now undertake monitoring at the site to ensure that the mitigation is successful.

Lido Ponty is a Grade II listed lido. It has three heated swimming pools and features include external and internal showers, heated changing facilities and a state-of-the-art Visitors’ Centre which tells the amazing story of The National Lido of Wales. Restored features include the 1920s turnstiles and wooden cubicles, which complement the newly-built Waterside Café. Lido Play, the adventure play area, captures the imagination of our younger visitors as they explore the swings, slides and tunnels in this locally-themed park celebrating our proud industrial past.

Lido Ponty is a result of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s amazing £6.3m restoration project, made possible with financial support from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, Heritage Lottery Fund and Cadw. If you would like to make a visit to this fantastic and fun place in 2017, then visit Lido Ponty today!