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Architect sought for £4m Govanhill Baths restoration

Govanhill Baths
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Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is seeking a design team for the £4.1 million regeneration of its landmark Grade B-listed home in south Glasgow

Planned to complete in 2019, the project will create a new ‘wellbeing centre’ inside the former Edwardian swimming pool.

First opened in 1912, the Alexander McDonald-designed bathhouse was briefly occupied by protestors following its controversial closure fourteen years ago.

GBCT was then set up in 2003 to transform the Calder Street building into a community hub featuring catering and events spaces.

Nord Architecture completed an initial restoration phase – creating new offices for the trust and meeting rooms in the structure’s former foyer – in 2012.

The latest project will restore the historic building and reopen its ladies’pool, learners’ pool, Turkish baths and sauna.

A former public washhouse – known as the ‘steamie’ – will be converted into a theatre venue and arts space in a later phase which is also expected to see a further pool reopened and rooftop garden delivered.

Up to seven teams will be shortlisted for the £300,000 contract and the winning architect-led design team will initially develop the scheme up to RIBA Stage 3.

The deadline for requests to participate is 12noon on 30 December.

How to apply

Visit the competition website for more information

Contact details

Fatima Uygun
Govanhill Baths Community Trust
99 Calder Street
Govanhill
Glasgow
G41 2NR

Tel: +44 1414332999

 

 

 

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