This Sunday, 2-6pm there is a rare opportunity to delve behind the scenes of the Grade II* listed building to see how the pool is run and to see bits of the building not open to the public. This is as part of a consultation exercise looking into ideas for a restoration bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. No need to book – just turn up!
The full restoration of Moseley Road Baths will cost millions, which the Council does not have. A phased approach has been recommended and the first phase involves bidding for Heritage Lottery funding. The proposed scheme will tackle the external repairs of the building, structural problems and will keep pool 2 open for swimming.
Birmingham Conservation Trust have been commissioned by Birmingham City Council to find out what Heritage activities the local community would like to see taking place in the building during this first phase of restoration (up to 2018).
To help swimmers and residents make their decisions on the building, there will be an event at the Baths on 16th September, 2-6pm, which includes tours, displays, family activities and of course opportunity to complete the survey. You can also get copies of the survey at community venues around the area, including Balsall Heath Library. If you complete the survey you will be added into a draw to win a £25 voucher for Marks and Spencer or HMV.