Behind the scenes at the North Baths site

February 01 2013
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Despite the recent plunge in temperatures, work has continued to progress at the Bristol North Baths site, as Bishopstonvoice found out on a tour behind the scenes at the development.

Behind the scenes at the North Baths site

Despite the recent plunge in temperatures, work has continued to progress at the Bristol North Baths site, as Bishopstonvoice found out on a tour behind the scenes at the development. North Baths development

Residents will soon see the beginnings of what will become Bishopston’s new library taking shape next to the former swimming pool.

Developer Chatsworth Homes has completed the demolition of the public toilets – opening new facilities at 6 Sommerville Road – clearing the way for the new library with 10 apartments above.

Work on a frame for the library and apartment building is expected to begin in the next few weeks.

In the North Baths building itself, which will become the health and community centre, the developer has covered the pool, which will become a room for community use, and created a new first floor. Part of the pool has been retained for use as a hydrotherapy pool, run by KJP Clinics.

With the site’s listed status, many of its old features will be retained, such as the pillars around the pool area and the tiled flooring in the lobby, which will be restored.
Chatsworth Homes managing director Kevin Batt said: “It’s a great honour to be able to work with such a prestigious building and preserve it for the future.”

The health centre will include consulting and treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pool, physiotherapy suite, meeting room, pharmacy and minor surgery room. It is expected the development will be complete by autumn.

North Baths development

North Baths development

North Baths development