Stirchley Baths

Thursday, 7 January 2016 - 11:00am
Project Type: 
Grade II Listed Edwardian swimming baths; saved and restored for new use
Client Name: 
Birmingham Property Services

Stirchley Baths

DESCRIPTION            

Grade II Listed Edwardian swimming baths in Stirchley, Birmingham; saved and restored as a new community hub

LOCATION                  

Selly Oak District, Birmingham

DELIVERED BY         

Acivico and Balfour Beatty

ACIVICO                     

Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager,  Clerk of Works, Construction Design Management      

CLIENT                       

Birmingham Property Services

VALUE                        

£3.7 million

COMPLETION          

Late 2015

 

Project Profile

Acivico and Balfour Beatty worked closely on this project. The Grade II Listed building, opened in 1911, had been closed for over 20 years and subsequently fallen into considerable disrepair (see photographs above and below). The renovations have brought the building back-to-life and are much longed for by the local community, who have been whole-heartedly committed to the project and offered valuable input throughout the development process. 

The refurbishment included creating a new community facility for Stirchley. The funding for the renovation and refurbishment – which has preserved and reinstated many original features – has come primarily from the sale of the former Stirchley Community Centre site and partially from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project includes a variety of flexible community spaces for local sporting and community groups, training rooms, offers a venue for public meetings and social events, a local cafe and even a local cinema. 

Local residents have had a chance to get involved in this project, whilst learning new skills through the heritage volunteer programme and have supported community events, fundraising, exhibitions, talks, tours and educational programme happenings at this historical Birmingham gem.