Cleveland Pools in Bath will receive a multi-million pound grant to restore 200-year-old building


Sky News reports: The plans include a 25-metre swimming pool, children’s splash area, pavilion and cafe for the public. Water will be naturally treated and heated with alternative energy sources.


But the original features of the Grade II listed Georgian building will be maintained, including its crescent shape, which mimics the city’s renowned architecture.


The baths first opened in 1815 after the Bathwick Water Act, which banned nude bathing in the city’s river. It closed in 1984 and had a brief second life as a trout farm but has fallen into disrepair. It’s been maintained by volunteers and more than £800,000 has been raised to help the renovation work.


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