The next steps for Moseley Road Baths

The No.2 pool at MRB

Birmingham City Council has agreed to the next stage of work at Moseley Road Baths, which means that swimming will continue at these internationally important Baths and that three conservation charities will together invest more than £1million to begin vital restoration work.

Historic England, World Monuments Fund and the National Trust have joined forces to carry out emergency repairs and to develop a robust plan for the restoration.

A licence to operate has been granted to Moseley Road Baths Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) for three years, and the City Council has agreed to retain responsibility for the maintenance of the building and the pool for the same period of time, investing £100,000 in repair and maintenance over the next 12 months.

The Baths are one of Birmingham's most important heritage buildings and one of the UK's most significant swimming pools. It is so special it was added to World Monuments Fund's Watch List in 2016.

Historic England are investing £659,000 to repair the roof above the Gala Pool. National Trust are giving a £300,000 package of technical support, and £100,000 from World Monuments Fund.