The magnificent Withington Baths, dating from 1911, is the last working pool of its era in Manchester and our heritage team is thrilled to be working on the next stage of its restoration.

The facility was saved from closure by the local community in 2015 and has been successfully run as a not-for-profit community facility ever since by ‘Love Withington Baths.’ The historic building, designed by the City architect Henry Price, still includes extensive ornate floor and wall tiling, much of which has been restored, plus stunning internal and external stained glass. The original chimney and glass lantern roofs are also intact.

The team, led by Lisa Mcfarlane, is developing a tender package and preparing a Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund application, to support vital building repairs to further enrich this iconic building and maintain its use for years to come.