The City Baths, Newcastle

Name: The City Baths, Newcastle
Location: Newcastle
Current status: Open
Date built: 1928
Architect: Nicholas and Dixon-Spain
Listed building status: Grade II
Lead organisation: Fusion Lifestyle

Built in neo-Georgian style with art deco undertones, the building comprises two pool halls, a large traditional Turkish Baths suite and an adjacent theatre and concert venue – City Hall.

The pool has undergone extensive refurbishment and provides a swimming pool, Turkish Baths and Spa, gym, sauna and fitness studio.

Notable facts
Nicolas and Dixon-Spain, the architects, were appointed in 1924 following a design competition adjudicated by Alfred Cross, the renowned swimming pool architect. The pools were floored over in the winter months for a variety of uses including being used as a cinema. Being next to the City Hall meant that sometimes swimmers had to keep quiet to avoid disturbing orchestral performances.

Current plans
Fusion Lifestyle have acquired a long lease of the site and have invested over £6m in the refurbishment to bring the City Pool and Turkish Baths back into use. They have worked in partnership with the community campaign, Save Newcastle Turkish Baths.


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Postcode: NE1 8SF

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