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 land
  • 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.

Planning Authority

Newcastle City Council (0191 278 7878)


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 for full details of the bid process


Floor Use Accommodation
Ground floor

First floor
Main pool hall
Wash house
Foyer and changing rooms
Bath area (floors part removed)
Boiler/service rooms
Flat (floor part removed)
87ft x 60ft (27m x 18m)
45ft x 43ft (13.7m x 13m)
Seven rooms
: Areas are for guidance and have not been verified.


Vendor's solicitor

Newcastle Legal Services
Danielle Hadden
0191 211 5161

* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation, i.e. 'The Reserve'. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

Administration Fee The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £1,200 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £360 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.

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The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £1,200 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £360 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.

Office Contact

020 7198 2280


Vendors Solicitor

Seller's Solicitors
0191 211 5161

Agreement Documents

Subject to Contract and Exclusive of VAT © Lambert Smith Hampton December 2023

Disclaimer: Lambert Smith Hampton Group Limited and its subsidiaries, including 574, and their joint agents if any (“LSH”) for themselves and for the seller or landlord of the property whose agents they are give notice that: (i) These particulars are given and any statement about the property is made without responsibility on the part of LSH or the seller or landlord and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract. (ii) Any description, dimension, distance or area given or any reference made to condition, working order or availability of services or facilities, fixtures or fittings, any guarantee or warrantee or statutory or any other permission, approval or reference to suitability for use or occupation, photograph, plan, drawing, aspect or financial or investment information or tenancy and title details or any other information set out in these particulars or otherwise provided shall not be relied on as statements or representations of fact or at all and any prospective buyer or tenant must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of all information or suitability of the property. (iii) No employee of LSH has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty arising from these particulars or otherwise or enter into any contract whatsoever in relation to the property in respect of any prospective purchase or letting including in respect of any re-sale potential or value or at all. (iv) Price or rent may be subject to VAT and any prospective buyer or tenant must satisfy themselves concerning the correct VAT position. (v) Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the negligence of LSH or its employees or agents, LSH will not be liable, whether in negligence or otherwise howsoever, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars or any information provided in respect of the property save to the extent that any statement or information has been made or given fraudulently by LSH. (vi) In the case of new development or refurbishment prospective buyers or tenants should not rely on any artists’ impressions or architects’ drawings or specification or scope of works or amenities, infrastructure or services or information concerning views, character or appearance and timing concerning availability or occupation and prospective buyers or tenants must take legal advice to ensure that any expectations they may have are provided for direct with the seller or landlord and LSH shall have no liability whatsoever concerning any variation or discrepancy in connection with such matters.