Dismaland, Weston-Super-Mare

  • Client: Main Contractor
  • Number of Pumping Stations: 1
  • Project Location: Weston-Super-Mare
  • System Type: Pumping Station Refirbishment

Tropicana Lido, built in 1937, was one of Weston-Super-Mare’s most iconic attractions and for over 60 years proved a very popular holiday resort.

However, with the fall in the tourism to the area in the late 1990’s, the historic Lido was forced to close it’s doors to the public in 2000. It was used as a storage area during a costal defence project however in 2014, North Somerset Council launched a project to re-open the Lido to the public. £400,000 has been invested into the first phase of the project and included in this phase was the refurbishment of the sewage pumping station carried out by Paradigm engineers.

The existing 100mm pumping system had been dormant for 14 years which had taken its toll on the existing pumps, pipework and controls. Paradigm technicians re-designed the system and the refurbishment was carried out by the engineers in 2 days.

In the months following the restoration, the world-famous graffiti artist Banksy announced an exhibition at the lido and his works were accompanied by those of Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Jimmy Cauty

Read the BBC atricle here too