Templemore Baths, Ireland’s only working Victorian Bath House is undergoing a £17 million refurbishment

Templemore Baths, based in East Belfast is the only working Victorian Bath House left in Ireland. Templemore Baths have been a huge part of the community since 1891 and hold much fascinating history. The Victorian Baths were in use until March, 2020, when the building closed for planned refurbishment to the heritage building.

The £17 million refurbishment and redevelopment of the project will entail restoring multiple original heritage features including the original baths, laundry room, swimming pool and slipper baths. There will be an additional new six lane 25 metre swimming pool, spa facilities and gym complex. One of the original swimming pools will remain with a glass floor placed over the surrounds for the public to witness what the original bath house looked like in 1891.

Michael Nugent Ltd are delighted to be working on the iconic building which has decades of history within Belfast. Our team of experts are providing the MEP services and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 with the model completed to LOD 5 design services for Templemore Baths. Michael Nugent Ltd are utising MMC, DFMA, off-site Fabrication and Lean construction techniques for the first-class leisure project delivery.

(Michael Nugent Ltd BIM Models – Copyright of MNL)

(Michael Nugent Ltd Pre-fabrication of the Plant Room – Copyright of MNL) 

The city regeneration and development project has created much press. Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Kate Nicholl was joined by representatives from The National Lottery Heritage Fund NI, Belfast City Council, Main Contractors Heron Bros and GLL as she made a visit to the project back in July 2021.

(Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Kate Nicoll, Heron Bros Project Manager, Diarmuid Mullan, Jacqui Pope of GLL and Chair of the National Lottery Heritage Fund NI, Mukesh Sharama. Picture courtesy of Heron Bros)

Michael Nugent Ltd Contracts Director, Martin Keenan said, “The Templemore Baths project is a fascinating heritage project to be part of. We are working closely with Main Contractors Heron Bros to ensure the delivery of our MEP services to the leisure facilities. The Victorian Baths will provide first-class leisure facilities to the public encouraging health and fitness. The attention to detail the team are providing is incredible”.

The facilities will be run by GLL whom hope to reopen the iconic Victorian Bath House in Autumn 2022, which we can’t wait to see.