April – Ashton (Old) Baths To Transform From Swimming Pool To Business Hub
H.H. Smith were awarded the prestigious refurbishment of Ashton (Old) Baths, comprising internal and external repairs to the building fabric and former swimming pool building into a state of the art business hub. The build is to include a free standing structure in the form of a pod, comprising of three stacked levels of contemporary office accommodation. Repair work includes brick/masonry elevations, window and external door repairs /replacement, roof and timber repairs, all intended to bring the buildings external facade back to its former glory.
The building is on English Heritage’s At Risk Register as one of the first municipal swimming pools to be built in the UK, so attention to detail and use of appropriate building materials and finishes is key to a seamless upgrade of the facades.
This grade II listed building has been left derelict for over 40 years, the decay and damage will test the skills of H.H. Smith’s specialist trades men all who have undertaken many heritage projects previously.
Works commenced on site in April 2015 with completion due in December 2015. Project value £3m.