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A GROUP OF VIBRANT CONTEMPORARY STUDIOS HAS BEEN HOUSED WITHIN THE RESTORED EDWARDIAN SHELL

When the Grade II-listed public swimming baths in Blackfriars Road, Salford, was built in 1910 it was a finely detailed structure, with stained-glass windows set in red brick and terracotta walls, and a roof of carved timber trusses on gallows brackets, rising to a clerestory-glazed lantern at the ridge. The baths closed to the public in 1960; the pool was filled in, a new concrete upper floor inserted at the front and it was used as a light industrial warehouse.

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