Birmingham councilor Martin Mullaney has issued an update on the state of the Victorian baths on Moseley Road, Birmingham……
First of all we have a new date for the re-opening of Pool 2 of Moseley Road baths – 15th July (plus or minus a day or two).
The stainless steel lintel above the fire exit door to Pool 2 is now in place. See the photos below.
The work to brick in this lintel in and remove the supporting frame will be complete by 8th July.
I have managed to secure the £50,000 to install permanent structural scaffolding in the basement. Work starts on the installation of this scaffolding on the coming Monday.
The background to why we need this permanent structural scaffolding can be read here.
Subject, to no further faults being found in the building, the pool will re-open to the public on 15th July thereabouts.
In the meantime, work is still moving forward on submitting a £5million bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2012 to start the first phase of restoring these baths.