November 2014 – Smith’s to bring back life to Ashton Old Baths
After being derelict for more than 40 years, Ashton Old Baths is to be transformed into a state of the art business hub building. The grade II-listed building which is on English Heritages’s At Risk Register was one of the first municipal swimming pools to be built in the UK.
The £3.5mill investment promises to bring the building into the 21st century whilst still preserving it’s unique qualities. As principal contractor H.H. Smith are due to start late November 2014 with all works completed by the summer of 2015.
Works to the building comprise of external and internal repairs to brick/masonry elevations, window and external door repairs/replacement, roof repairs (slate pitch roofs and asphalt flat roofs), timber repairs and alterations to the former main pool including the erection of an internal freestanding structure (pod – comprising of three stacked levels of contemporary office accommodation) including associated incoming services and drainage works.