Beverley Road Baths refurbishment
Work has started on the refurbishment on Beverley Road Baths

Additional funding sought for two Beverley Road projects

Two reports will be discussed at Finance Scrutiny this week.

The reports are requesting additional funding to support two ongoing projects of significant buildings on Beverley Road.

Additional essential works on the Brunswick Arcade site at 52a and 54 Beverley Road were identified through the open tender exercise in order to make the building safe and address the structural problems which will provide permanent residential and retail development at the site. This work requires a further £605,000.

At Beverley Road Baths, work is ongoing to refurbish the centre with work to create a new larger gymnasium as well as refurbishing the existing one, creating new and improved steam and sauna facilities, and 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.

During the work, additional essential and recommended works and repairs have been identified therefore further funding is required.

Councillor Daren Hale, Portfolio Holder for Economic Investment and Regeneration, said: “After designating Beverley Road a heritage area, it is wholly right that the council makes sure that the Brunswick Arcade buildings do not let the side down. This spending will resolve eyesore issues at the bottom of Beverley Road, where the scaffolding has been up for years, and the council had to step in and take ownership.

“Beverley Road Baths is a grand historical building, and we are investing to ensure it is here for the next 100 years.

“We always said that we would build infrastructure to support the economy, and this provides vital jobs at a time when they are essential.”

If approved work will begin at Brunswick Arcade in the new year.

Councillor Stephen Brady