Sport, parks and leisure - Newcastle's iconic Turkish baths re-open following £7.5m redevelopment...
08 Aug 2020 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

07 Feb 2020

Newcastle's iconic Turkish baths re-open following £7.5m redevelopment
BY Tom Walker

The historic, 25m swimming pool has been restored to its original state

The historic, 25m swimming pool has been restored to its original state
photo: Fusion Lifestyle

The iconic City Baths in Newcastle have reopened to the public following a complete restoration.

Leisure operator Fusion Lifestyle has overseen a £7.5m redevelopment of the venue, which has sat closed for six years – since 2013.

Designed and undertaken by Napper Architects and specialist contractor Createability, the restoration project has brought the once-neglected Grade II-listed building back to life – a process which has taken more than three years to complete.

As well as sensitively restoring the historic, 25m swimming pool, the venue includes modern facilities.

A secondary pool has been transformed into a fully equipped gym space, while new fitness studios have been added with a capacity of hosting up to 100 exercise classes every week.
The wet areas also now include a Finnish sauna – in addition to the historic Turkish bathing areas.

The Turkish baths themselves – and a luxury spa – are set to open on-site at a later date, offering a range of treatments.

The City Baths are one of only 11 historic Turkish baths currently in operation across the UK.

“The baths have been enjoyed by generations of locals since they opened in 1928 and are a cultural icon to the residents of the city," said Anthony Cawley, director of operations at Fusion Lifestyle.

“We’ve worked closely with the local authority’s conservation officer to ensure that we have kept works true to the original building design, while also incorporating modern touches to ensure that it meets the demands of today’s customers."

Ian Cotgrave, managing director at Createability, added: “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved in this renovation.

"We've retained and repaired the Turkish baths and brought them to life – as they would have been nearly 100 years ago.

"There are also plenty of modern additions, such as the gym and the spa, which will allow Fusion to operate it as a modern place for leisure – and prevent it from falling back into disrepair again."

Fusion is introducing a variety of membership options to suit a range of budgets, from a ‘Gym and Swim only’ membership at £30 per month to a ‘Premium Anytime’ scheme at £90 per month.



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
PROVE IT. ukactive challenges government to provide the evidence it uses to justify gym closures during local lockdowns
PROVE IT. ukactive challenges government to provide the evidence it uses to justify gym closures during local lockdowns   07 Aug 2020

Industry body, ukactive, has questioned the decision to close gyms and health clubs as part of some localised lockdowns. Indoor gyms, fitness .... more>>
DW Sports calls in the administrators – Fitness First unaffected
DW Sports calls in the administrators – Fitness First unaffected   03 Aug 2020

DW Sports is going into administration saying it's working to save its 73-strong gym portfolio. HCM understands administrators will be .... more>>
New law would promote exercise and 'transform' public health in the US
New law would promote exercise and 'transform' public health in the US   02 Aug 2020

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is urging US Congress to pass a new law which would encourage healthier lifestyles through physical activity. .... more>>
National Fitness Day 2020 to help UK bounce back from COVID-19 with ‘Fitness Unites Us’ theme
National Fitness Day 2020 to help UK bounce back from COVID-19 with ‘Fitness Unites Us’ theme   30 Jul 2020

This year's National Fitness Day (NFD) will be the "biggest unified celebration of fitness in UK history", according to plans revealed today (30 .... more>>
ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland
ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland   29 Jul 2020

ukactive has questioned the Scottish government's handling of the lockdown, following reports of a delayed reopening of leisure facilities in the .... more>>
Company profile


DFC

Our flexible fully managed service efficiently collects Direct Debit payments using traditional paperbased methods or our online portal, FastDD.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

The rise of the training pod

The rise of the training pod

Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally. More>>




in this issue

• Gyms on the high street – it's a go!
• JD Gyms buys Xercise4Less out of administration
• Family operator, GetSetGo! reveals launch plans



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



General Manager
Salary: £30K Basic circa
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
Swim facilities manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Warwick, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Managing Director - LACC
Salary: Grade ACE: £69,871 - £74,307 per annum
Location: Harrogate, UK
Company: Harrogate Borough Council
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

13-15 Aug 2020

FIBO China

National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai, China



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Katy Bowman
In her latest book, the biomechanist and author explains why we need to widen our spectrum of movement and connect with our inner hunter-gatherer More>>
  Environment: Back to nature
British wildlife is being attacked on many fronts. Stephanie Hilborne, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, wants to involve everyone in preserving nature More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Last word: Nature’s bounty
FairWild is setting standards in the harvesting of wild ingredients More>>
  Social good: Winds of change
Learn about the Change Foundation and the opportunities it creates More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd