Suffolk architects behind the innovative idea of a lido powered by Sizewell C proposed the project as a way of addressing concerns about the impact of the new nuclear power station.

Ipswich-based Hoopers Architects suggested developing the pool using waste heat from the plant as a way of resolving worries about the effect Sizewell C would have on tourism.

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Earlier this month, the EADT reported how the lido was included as part of the Leiston masterplan, which will act as a blueprint for the transformation of the town.

The masterplan is set to be published within the next month.

A spokesperson for Hoopers Architects said: "Hoopers Architects generated the idea of a Lido as part of our internal Research and Development programme in 2019 looking at imaginative ways to address the concerns Sizewell C would have on tourism across the area.

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"This led us to explore the idea of a lido as a legacy project promoting positive and collaborative stakeholder and community outcomes.

"The timing of the Leiston Town Centre Masterplan aligns perfectly with our lido vision, promoting the potential for mutual and reciprocal benefits to the local community and the Suffolk coast at large."

Among suggestions made in the draft masterplan, calls were made for the town's proximity to the new Sizewell C nuclear power station to be explored, including 'possible synergies/shared facilities e.g. using waste heat from the plant for a lido at Sizewell'.

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The document also outlined other potential improvements that could be made to the town, including a one-way system creating a new street layout in the High Street and the pedestrianisation of the northern section of the High Street.

Other potential ideas included using the Waterloo Centre in Waterloo Avenue for a new community health hub and possibly a GP surgery if it relocated from its current site in Main Street.

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