David Tennant splurges £150,000 on an outdoor swimming pool and gym at his £2.6million London home

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DAVID Tennant has splashed out £150,000 on expanding his £2.6 million London home.

The former Doctor Who star has submitted plans to have a pool, as well as a gym, changing room and garden room constructed in the grounds of his property.

David Tennant has submitted plans to extend his London home
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The 48-year-old actor has requested for the pool to be below ground in his garden, surrounded by trees, to be hidden from his neighbours.

The planning permission, obtained by the Mail Online, reads: “The proposed pool is designed to sit below ground level and not visible by either neighbour when standing in their garden.

“The pool will be constructed to a high standard and have a series of raised beds for trees.

“This will help in shielding the pool and help bed it into the garden.”

The Doctor Who actor wants a pool, as well as gym, changing room and garden room fitted in the grounds of his property
Notices of David’s plans have been pinned up around his neighbourhood

In the architects drawings, the swimming area will spread over four metres wide, be heated, and made from concrete lining with  a marble finish.

Swimming pools are extremely costly, with some racking up to £150,000, and the feature takes a lot of time to construct with excavation work needed to fit the pool in the ground.

David’s neighbourhood is dotted with notices detailing his planning works, to alert them of the pending work set to take place.

According to the publication, residents in the area are more than happy for the building plans to go ahead.

David has previously had planning permission rejected on his Victorian home
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One said: “Good luck to him. He obviously has the money so why shouldn’t he have a pool. I can’t see it from my flat so it makes no difference.”

David – who has Ty, Olive, Wilfred, Doris, and is expecting his fifth child with wife Georgia Moffett – has previously had his plans to extend the detached Victorian property rejected.

In 2016 David pitched his plans to have a third storey to the local council, which did not go ahead.


One year later and David tried again, with this time asking for a two storey extension at the first floor level.

He also asked for a single storey extension at the back of his home, and to expand on the existing basement, all of which were approved.

David and his family have lived in the property for almost 10 years after they moved in in 2010.


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