This project for PlaceFirst involved the conversion and major refurbishment of a Grade II* listed, historic swimming baths to a £3M business hub. Its listing has required a sympathetic refurbishment, working closely with the conservation architect, Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture.
Once the challenge of the poor ground conditions had been overcome, the next was the insertion of a three storey office, with all materials having to be delivered through a small opening required an elemental approach to the design and construction. We developed an engineering concept for the project, which made this possible – our own ‘ship in a bottle’.
Ashton Old Baths received Heritage Lottery Funding and European Region Development Funding.