Hackney,
18
May
2015
|
15:56
Europe/London

Seeking expressions of interest for Haggerston Baths

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Hackney Council is seeking expressions of interest for the redevelopment of Haggerston Baths.

The Council is currently spending around £100,000 a year on basic building maintenance and  security measures, and would need to find more than £25m to restore the Grade II listed bathhouse in Whiston Road.

We know through the work of the Haggerston Pools Trust the strength of feeling about the Baths. For that reason, we will only consider working with an appropriate partner, such as someone who is prepared to use the building for the benefit of the community or to revitalise the local area.

We would particularly welcome someone with viable, sustainable plans to re-establish use of the barrel-vaulted pool hall

We would love to be able to invest in the building but unfortunately, with ever- shrinking resources, we simply cannot prioritise this project. However, we are determined to identify a long-term and sustainable future for the building.
Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney

The pool complex was opened in 1904 and closed to public use in 2000.

The baths are included in the Victorian Society’s list of the most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales due to its cultural and architectural significance.

Anyone interested in developing Haggerston Baths is invited to register at www.haggerstonbaths.co.uk.