Newcastle City Pool & Turkish Baths
category Sport and Leisure
client Fusion Lifestyle
location Northumberland St, Newcastle
project value £5m
awards Northumberland St, Newcastle
TGA Consulting Engineers LLP were appointed by Fusion Lifestyle who specialise in taking over former public pools. refurbishing them to offer modern gymnasia and swimming facilities whilst restoring the fine architectural spaces and features. Many of their sites are in city centre locations and in historic buildings of local importance.
Newcastle City Baths falls into this category. It is a 1928 Grade II Listed structure which was closed in 2013 containing two swimming pools as well as Turkish Baths. The building shares common engineering services with the City Hall performance venue, located in the same structure. This facility is still in use.
TGA have designed new M&E services as well as specialist pool and water treatment, Turkish baths and spa services to enable the City Baths to be decoupled from City Hall and to allow one pool and the Turkish Baths to be brought back into use.
A new health and fitness facility has been constructed within the second pool so as to allow the pool tank structure to be retained with two levels of fitness studios. A new café has also be provided.
Access into all levels of the building for less ambulant visitors has been improved by the installation of a new lift.
The £5m project was largely completed late in 2019, with the Turkish Baths scheduled to open in Spring 2020.