The AIA UK Chapter cordially invites you to the next in our ongoing series of building tours:
Ironmonger Row Baths
by Tim Ronalds Architects
Tim Ronalds will give a short introduction to the project, followed by a general building tour and discussion.
Meeting Point: Outside main entrance
2 CES Credits are available and admission is free of charge.
Places are very limited. Please RSVP online by clicking here.
Ironmonger Row Baths was built in 1931, designed by Alfred Cross PRIBA, a distinguished architect who specialised in public baths. In 1938, Cross’s son Kenneth added two swimming pools to the side, with a small Turkish baths in the basement. It was listed Grade II in 2006.
Tim Ronalds Architects design repositions the entrance to the Baths to face St Luke’s Gardens. This allows the building to be made accessible and exploits the lightwell spaces between the 1931 and 1938 buildings to make a new coherent circulation.
The building was made to feel lighter, more transparent and more welcoming, but has a new, durable, civic quality that will withstand another fifty years of public use. The project was technically extremely complex and achieved BREEAM Excellent standard.
The building has received several awards:
- RIBA National Award for Architecture
- RIBA London Award for Architecture
- AJ Retrofit Award
- Civic Trust Award Winner