Rich Londonites will be getting their own ‘sky pool’ installed to connect luxury flats.
In a move that seems to be a baby step towards a real-world Elysium, property developers, Ballymore, have been granted planning permission for construction of a 35ft high ‘sky pool’. As part of the development of swanky new homes on the old Battersea power plant site, 20cm of reinforced glass will allow residents to leisurely swim between blocks to share cups of ‘sugar’ and stuff with their neighbours without setting foot on the filthy London streets.
Flats at the ‘Embassy Gardens’ development are planned to start at £602,000 – so if you’re on a £30,000 salary and manage to save 25% of your take home, you’ll be in on the bottom floor after just 100 years of saving, not counting any interest accrued in this time.
Henry Pryor, a buying agent for wealthy clients, told The Guardian he thought the plans for the pool were “genuinely crackers” and wondered “are there enough exhibitionists to fill it?”.