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New images for revamped historic Govanhill Baths

New Govanhill Baths Image copyright Hall Black and Douglas
Image caption Image of the new Govanhill Baths

Designs have been published showing the planned transformation of a popular Edwardian public bath house in Glasgow.

Govanhill Baths closed in 2001 despite a local campaign to save it. It reopened in 2013 as a community hub, run by Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

The group has secured enough funding to re-open the venue as a swimming and wellbeing centre in late 2018.

The architect's designs for the revamped building will be on public display at the baths from 15:00-20:00.

Image caption The baths requires major renovation work before it is re-opened to the public

The open day will feature live music and art installations and volunteer tour guides will show people around the building.

Visitors will also be able to experience a 3D digital tour of the new building, which has been designed by Hall Black Douglas Architects and Alistair Coey Conservation Architects.

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Image caption The new baths will reopen in late 2018
Image copyright Hall Black and Douglas
Image caption The baths will also be a wellbeing centre

The cash is now in place to carry out the renovations work with the main funding coming from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery, Historic and Environment Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

A new reception will be formed within the existing ground floor foyer space that will lead directly into a community cafe with access to the garden, facing onto Calder Street.

The learner and ladies pools will be restored and refurbished.

Changing facilities, including family and accessible cubicles, will be added as well as a new Turkish suite featuring both a sauna and steam-room.

The existing first floor slipper baths will be re-developed to create a community gym and activity space, with a number of historic cubicles retained and restored to accommodate private bathing and changing.

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Image caption A new community cafe will be added to the revamped building

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