City Build was appointed to convert the first floor of the historic Withington Baths and Leisure Centre into “Withington Works”: a co-working office facility. The floor was formerly the centre’s caretaker’s accommodation. Our works included stripping out the existing back to shell then installing new ceilings, partitions, lighting, data points and full internal refurb and fit-out to create self-contained offices. This work was undertaken with the ground floor leisure centre remaining open and active 18 hours each day.
This wonderful Edwardian building was designed by City Architect Henry Price, with construction starting in 1911. It’s famed for being the first public baths in the city to allow men and women to bathe together, initially introduced on a trial basis in 1914 “with great caution” according to newspaper accounts at the time.