Appointment at Victoria Baths featured on the BBC’s Restoration programme

GCA have been appointed to undertake structural appraisals repairs to the Grade II* listed Victoria Baths in Manchester. In September 2003 the Baths won the first series of the BBC’s Restoration programme, and the landmark building remains a spectacular example of early 1900’s civic architecture.

You can see more information about historical building services GCA can offer here, or you can see more info on our previous projects here.

When it opened in 1906, Victoria Baths on Hathersage Road, Manchester, was described as “the most splendid municipal bathing institution in the country” and “a water palace of which every citizen of Manchester can be proud.” Not only did the building provide spacious and extensive facilities for swimming, bathing and leisure, it was built of the highest quality materials with many period decorative features:- stained glass, terracotta, tiles and mosaic floors.

Victoria Baths served the people of central Manchester for 87 years and established themselves in the affections of all those who used the facilities.