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York Road swimming baths - demolition?

PostedCOLON Mon 09 Oct, 2017 4:08 pm
by harrym1byt
Not sure of this, because I wasn't taking that much notice as I passed, but I thought I caught sight of the old swimming baths building shrouded in scaffolding and that green safety mesh they use when working on buildings. The ground to the rear seemed to be being dug for some building foundations. A shame it has stood so long to suffer so much neglect and dereliction over the years.

Anyone able to confirm what I thought I saw?

Re: York Road swimming baths - demolition?

PostedCOLON Mon 09 Oct, 2017 5:46 pm
by dogduke
There is a planning application currently for a gym,parking etc. and for
a wall hung digital sign so I don't think demolition is very likely

Re: York Road swimming baths - demolition?

PostedCOLON Mon 09 Oct, 2017 5:48 pm
by buffaloskinner

Re: York Road swimming baths - demolition?

PostedCOLON Mon 09 Oct, 2017 6:02 pm
by Leodian
buffaloskinner wroteColonAnother gym, that's all we need

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/for ... -1-8427852


At least it's not a yet another bar/restaurant, apartments, betting shop or a charity shop!

Re: York Road swimming baths - demolition?

PostedCOLON Mon 09 Oct, 2017 10:32 pm
by uncle mick
buffaloskinner wroteColonAnother gym, that's all we need

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/for ... -1-8427852


At least it's been restored after been derelict for years. There is a group on FB "The Restoration of York Road Library" with photo's

https://www.facebook.com/groups/268155477035739/

Re: York Road swimming baths - demolition?

PostedCOLON Tue 10 Oct, 2017 10:17 am
by volvojack
As this a listed building will the Company Rushbond get a grant to help convert this long abandoned place ?,
It nearly brought a tear to my eye reading the Company director March Finch "This is a wonderful building Engrained in the heart of the Community " I should not think there has been much community spirit around there for the last 50 years or so.
As kids my elder brother and sister used to go swimming there on a weekend and i was dragged along reluctantly. I vaguely remember it a vast area, think it had a balcony.

I suppose it is progress to let the development firms take over otherwise demolition is the next stage,

I do remember reading about this Firm applying to develop the Majestic in City Square, how did that work out ?.