In June 2022, Moseley Road Baths was awarded significant funding to deliver a major £32.7million restoration and capital redevelopment project called ‘Diving In’. This 7 year project which includes Moseley Road Baths and Balsall Heath Library, will repair, restore and transform these two civic heritage buildings which sit at the heart of the Balsall Heath community in South Birmingham. The capital project is divided into two distinct phases which will take place between now and 2028.

Phase 1 – 2022 to 2025
The first phase of works (2022-2025) is underway, fully funded by the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, Birmingham City Council, Historic England and World Monuments Fund. This phase brings forward some of the most urgent repairs that represent an immediate risk to the Baths, adaptations such as a new café and gym space as well as remodelling of the Library. This is all alongside the development of a range of complimentary activities which explore the budlings heritage with a key focus on leisure, health and wellbeing.

Phase 2 – 2025 to 2028
Phase 2 will effectively remove Moseley Road Bath’s ‘at risk’ status, with a focus on reintroducing swimming to the Gala Pool, repurposing the second-class pool (Pool 2) as an events space, creating a wellbeing space within the women’s slipper baths as well as a landscaped area at the rear of the building.

Accompanying this project is a creative, inclusive, and life-enhancing programme of community engagement activities, developed though community consultation and co-design.

You can view the plans on the Bath’s website here…