Refurbished Landmark Hull Public Baths Reopens

Following a £3.75 million refurbishment, Beverly Road Baths in Hull has been officially reopened by Lord Mayor, Councillor Lynn Petrini, where she unveiled a new plaque in a ceremony.

BBC News reports that the facility, which closed to the public in June last year, has had the construction of a new gym, the refurbishment of the existing one, new and improved steam and sauna facilities, internal refurbishment works to the poolside, and all the changing facilities.

Other works also included renovation to the main reception, as well as essential maintenance repairs to the Grade II-listed building with a new roof and new roof lights, and refurbished windows.

Mechanical and electrical systems were also replaced and upgraded to modern-day standards, along with the installation of a new ventilation system.

The refurbishment project is part of Hull City Council’s £18.5 million investment into leisure facilities across the city, which includes the £4.6 million transformation of Albert Avenue Pools that will see the facility’s historic and much-loved lido reopen after 25 years, as well as other improvements.

Councillor Daren Hale, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “Our leisure facilities are not just cherished by the council, but greatly loved by local residents.”

He added that the investment will secure the future of the historic Beverly Road Baths for generations to come, and is part of the council’s commitment to neighbourhood facilities throughout the city.

“Already, huge investment has taken place at Ennerdale and Woodford,” he said, “and it is Albert Ave’s turn next!”

The project was delivered by Hull Esteem Consortium LEP Ltd, the council’s pre-procured framework, which has led the delivery of £400 million of new and improved education facilities across the city, along with culture and leisure regeneration projects, including Hull New Theatre and Ferens Art Gallery.

Gavin Barley, General Manager of Hull Esteem, said: “Beverley Road Baths is part of Hull’s heritage and it has been fantastic to bring it back to life, whilst also preserving and restoring some of the original features and structure of the building to stay true to its rich history.”

He explained that the company worked closely with the conservation team through the development process to ensure that the refurbishment was carried out sensitively and sympathetically.

The building will play a key role in the health and wellbeing of Hull residents for years to come, he added, and he hoped that the public was as thrilled as the firm was for the reopening.

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “It’s fantastic to be welcoming residents back to Beverley Road Baths following its refurbishment.

“Alongside the council investment, HCAL has invested £56,000 in new gym equipment meaning people visiting the site will have the best experience.”

There has been a range of opening day offers made available, which include swimming sessions for a penny, members-only gym sessions with a free water bottle, and a week-long 10 per cent discount on new memberships.

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