We’re very excited, we’re only few days from the grand opening. Here are a few smiley faces from our preview open evening to tell you just how long we have left to wait.
This newly renovated and refurbished grade II listed community facility will be formally opened by the Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Ward alongside special guests. On the day there will be invited guests from the community, city council and our fantastic contractors to take part in the ceremony.
Entertainment will be provided by one of our Selly Oak District Arts Champions – Birmingham Opera Company. Stirchley Baths Heritage Volunteers, History Group and staff will be on hand as guides to show invited guests around to view the heritage interpretation and talk about the development of the building from dilapidated swimming pool to 21st century community asset.
Refreshments will be provided by ChangeKitchen CIC who currently run our cafe.
This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the contributions made by everyone who has had an involvement in the project.
General members of the pubic are invited to come and see us and take a look at the facility from January 18th.
If you were anywhere near the baths this morning you may have spotted our carpenters returning the ticket Kiosk. We visited their workshop a while ago to speak to John, the carpenter working no the booth, about what needed doing to it, and we were there with our camera again this morning to film the installation. This time we’ve done something a little different – here’s a time lapse of it being put back in place.
Hopefully we’ll be back on site in the next week or so to see it polished and then re-glazed to bring back to its former glory.
5.30pm – 7pm Tuesday 25th August
With all the builders coming and going at the Baths we thought it would be nice if you could get a flavour of what they’ve been up to behind the hoardings, so, last week I went on site to meet with Senior Site Manager Tony Fisher.
Tony showed us around and gave us an overview on what it takes to restore a building as old as ours. I think I agree with him when he talks about the renovation of the roof, those lanterns are pretty impressive.
What do you think?