On the Foreshore, a significant investment of £1.8 million is earmarked for the revitalisation of two historic buildings within Tinside. Providing a safe space for youths, these plans are integral to Plymouth Sound National Marine Park’s accessibility and engagement. These plans were included in a successful proposal to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, securing approval earlier in February 2024.

Plans for the main Lido building’s first floor include its transformation into a versatile space featuring a café/bar, designed to serve the community. This space will particularly cater to youth activities aimed at skill-building and empowerment.

Adjacent to the pool and Tinside Cove, the single-storey building is designated to serve as a hub for youth outreach and water sports. These enhancements will facilitate collaborative efforts between youth workers and young individuals, fostering confidence, skill development, marine training, and exploration of career opportunities within Plymouth’s blue sector.

Chief Executive of Plymouth Active Leisure Rhys Jones said: “Tinside Lido is a stunning asset to the city that we are all very proud of and Plymouth Active is delighted to be supporting the delivery phase of the Youth Investment Plan.”

“Being able to engage with local young people to create a legacy of being safe around the water, to create new jobs and to start new journeys in aquatic activity and wellbeing is something we cannot wait to get started on.”