Gibson Street Baths, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2TE
Guide Price* : Disc reserve £10,000
To be sold by Informal Tender
Upon Instructions of
- Freehold by Informal Tender
- Historic former pool and baths
- Vacant - Grade ll Listed
- Development project
- Potential for various uses
- Prominent city centre location
The bid window as closed and the Council are reviewing all offers made
This landmark Grade II Listed property opened in 1907 as a municipal swimming pool, public baths and wash house and is believed to be one of the oldest such properties in Britain.
The property is of a stone construction beneath a slate roof, with the main swimming pool lying within a large open hall with a partially glazed full height curved roof. Adjoining is another full height hall with glazed curved roof and at the front is a decorative tiled entrance hall with tiled reliefs and a turnstile. There is in addition a basement boiler house with access from the rear and two upper floors. Some of the floors have been removed for safety reasons, leaving a partial void of the interior including a former caretaker's flat. On the rear elevation is a double advertising hoarding where any benefit will be passed to the purchaser.
The city of Newcastle upon Tyne is located on the banks of the River Tyne, alongside the A1 and A19 trunk roads at the junction of the A69 Trans Pennine Route, as well as being on the main east coast rail line. Newcastle has a population of around 300,000 with two leading universities with over 55,000 students and attracts over 20 million visitors a year. The city is enjoying much regeneration including the Stephenson Quarter and ongoing Science Central redevelopment. The property lies upon the edge of the city centre zone, within walking distance to the north of the prime Quayside area and the Millennium Bridge. The property occupies a prominent corner position fronting the A193 New Bridge Street, the link between the city centre and the A19 at the Tyne Tunnel, at its junction with Gibson Street, an area with active new development underway.
Informal planning guidance indicates that the property could be suited to a variety or mix of uses in the future that encompass business, leisure, residential and entertainment, including restaurant, events venue, sports facilities, hotel, studios, offices as well as student or private residential.
The property is Grade ll Listed and regard should be made to the retention of the special character of the building. Interested parties should satisfy themselves prior to bidding that they have made all reasonable enquiries and understood the development obligations.
Newcastle City Council (0191 278 7878) www.newcastle.gov.uk.
Refer to the legal documentation
Energy Performance Certificate
No EPC required.
The property is for sale by INFORMAL BIDS to be with the Council by midday on Friday 16th March 2018.
Refer to www.lshauctions.co.uk for full details of the bid process
|Main pool hall
Foyer and changing rooms
Bath area (floors part removed)
Flat (floor part removed)
|87ft x 60ft (27m x 18m)
45ft x 43ft (13.7m x 13m)
0191 211 5161
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The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £990 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £240 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.