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Abandoned baths to be restored as leisure centre

It’s been over 40 years since the public was able to swim at Jacob’s Wells Baths, but we’re excited by the opportunity to breathe new life into a much cherished local building
– Tim Mills, director of business development, Fusion Lifestyle

Public swimming and fitness facilities will return to unused Grade II-listed baths in Bristol after Fusion Lifestyle beat off competition from bidders to acquire the lease.

The future of Jacob’s Wells Baths was secured as Bristol City Council granted a long-term lease to the operator, a registered charity.

Fusion will repair and redevelop the baths, reintroducing public swimming and adding health and wellness facilities including studios for dance and group exercise activities.

The site will also feature a community cafe with space for meetings and activities.

“It’s been over 40 years since the public was able to swim at Jacob’s Wells Baths, but we’re excited by the opportunity to breathe new life into a much cherished local building,” said Tim Mills, Fusion’s director of business development.

“We recognise that our restoration and redevelopment plans are ambitious and will be challenging to bring to fruition.

“We’re determined to create a vibrant and sustainable facility inclusive and accessible to the local community.”

Councillor Asher Craig, cabinet member for communities, said: “The plans I’ve seen for the building set out a strong community-focused offer that I’m sure will benefit the residents and those from further afield.”

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Public swimming and fitness facilities will return to unused Grade II-listed baths in Bristol after Fusion Lifestyle beat off competition from bidders to acquire the lease.
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Public swimming and fitness facilities will return to unused Grade II-listed baths in Bristol after Fusion Lifestyle beat off competition from bidders to acquire the lease.

The future of Jacob’s Wells Baths was secured as Bristol City Council granted a long-term lease to the operator, a registered charity.

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