Iconic Soho Baths in £25 million Redevelopment Project
27th July 2010
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Following a £25 million redevelopment, an iconic 160 year old central London baths is set to open its doors to the public in August. The Marshall Street Baths in Soho have undergone a multi million pound regeneration project to restore this beautiful building to its former glory after it's closure more than a decade ago.

The project included a careful restoration of the marble lined pool and a purpose built leisure centre with fitness suites, sauna, health suite, dance and exercise studios.

The first publics baths on the Grade II listed site were built on 1852 and it became famous for its amazing barrel vaulted roof. The new development means the site will be taken off English Heritage's "Buildings at Risk" register, following its closure in 1997 for safety reasons.

Cllr Steve Summers, Westminster's cabinet member for community services, said: "The development of this iconic site is an excellent example of how the private and public sector can work together to fund outstanding projects that benefit local people. Despite the tough economic climate Marshall Street Baths highlights Westminster’s commitment to providing a high standard of local services for our citizens. This exciting redevelopment demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring all our residents have access to high-quality, state-of-the-art and affordable sport and leisure facilities right on their door steps."

The work is being carried out by council development partner Marshall Street Regeneration, along with support from community groups such as the Friends of Marshall Street.

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