Coalition formed to secure a future for Moseley Road Baths
We have joined a coalition which is exploring a sustainable future for Moseley Road Baths, one of Birmingham's most important heritage buildings and the only Grade II* baths that predate 1914 still in use.
You can play a part at Moseley Road Baths. Do you have a story to tell about learning to swim here? We would love to hear it. Please share your memories by emailing the Friends of Moseley Road Baths.
In addition we are helping the coalition with a crowdfunding campaign so that Swim Trainers and Lifeguard Volunteers can be trained to keep children swimming at the baths once Birmingham City Council stops running the pool in April 2018.
The Moseley Road Baths Coalition is made up of the Friends of Moseley Road Baths, Moseley Road Baths Action Group, Historic England, National Trust and the World Monuments Fund. Together we are working with Birmingham City Council to develop a way of keeping the pool open for swimming and on plans to bring the whole building back to life.
The building needs significant investment, given the scale of the complex backlog of conservation and building works required.
As well as being the oldest of five Grade II* listed baths in the country, they contain some unique fixtures and fittings including a set of 46 private washing rooms with slipper baths, original oak ticket offices and attendants' kiosks and a three sided spectator gallery with unique balconettes in the Gala or First Class pool.
So significant are the baths that the World Monuments Fund added the building to their World Monuments Watch List in 2016 of 50 important buildings and monuments across the world.