A major restoration project to re-open Newcastle City Pool and Turkish Baths has been given the green light by the local council.
The £5 million redevelopment by charity Fusion Lifestyle will bring the Grade II listed building back into use in 2018 – along with new health and wellbeing facilities, a new spa facility and a bistro cafe.
Work is expected to begin early in 2017 on the sympathetic restoration and regeneration of the 1920s building, which was designed in a distinctive neoGeorgian style.
Peter Kay, Chief Executive of Fusion Lifestyle, said: “We are now working with our architects Napper on the interior design to ensure it is in keeping with the many original features such as the ornate plasterwork and tiled wall finishes that are being retained.
“The new facilities will beautifully complement the refurbishment of the existing features to allow the building to carry on its journey for the next 100 years.”