Scheduled to re-open to the public in summer 2021, the facility will see the construction of a new larger gymnasium and the refurbishment of the existing one, new and improved steam and sauna facilities, internal refurbishment works to the poolside and all changing facilities.
Other works include a renovation to the main reception and essential maintenance repairs to the Grade II-listed building with a new roof and roof lights as well as refurbished windows. The mechanical and electrical systems are also to be replaced and upgraded to modern day standards.
The project is part of Hull City Council’s £18.5million investment into leisure facilities across the city, including the £4 million transformation of Albert Avenue Pools that will see, amongst other improvements, the facility’s historic much loved lido reopen after 25 years.
Councillor Daren Hale, deputy leader of Hull City Council, said:
“The council is committed to investing in the city’s leisure facilities which is why we are pushing forward, in spite of the situation we find ourselves in, whilst ensuring there are jobs and opportunities for local contractors.
“We know our residents value these centres and we want to make sure they have the best possible facilities for leisure and physical wellbeing post-pandemic.
“Hull is a fantastic place to work, live, study, play and visit and these facilities are just part of millions of pounds being spent both privately and publicly on the bright future of our city.”
Whilst Beverley Road Baths centre is closed, residents can visit the recently renovated Ennerdale and Woodford Leisure Centres, as well as Albert Avenue Pools which will remain open until work begins on site in spring 2021.
[Jenny Langrick – Hull City Council]