Behind the scenes of Jacobs Wells Baths
🥁Behind the scenes of Jacobs Wells Baths🥁
We are on a mission to restore Jacobs Wells Baths and turn the space into a dynamic space for youth, arts, community, and learning. We caught up with CEO Emma Harvey for a unique #behindthescenes look at the building and a catch-up of what the vision is for the future. Click here to watch the tour.
What's happened so far...
With the condition of the building rapidly declining, we're on a race against time to stop the clock on any further damage. Working with a team of specialists led by Greenwood Projects, we're carrying out detailed surveys to assess the building's condition and delivering a programme of emergency works to give us time needed to raise funds for the full repairs programme.
So far we've concentrated efforts on the North wing, which has suffered from serious damage due to heavy rain and lack of maintenance over decades. We're clearing blocked gutters and fixing slumped sections to ensure proper drainage and prevent further leaks. We're clearing, repairing and sealing valley gutters and downpipes. To protect what remains of the roof, we're adding a durable membrane to improve waterproofing and prevent any further damage to the fabric and interior space.
We're actively applying for grant schemes, including the Community Ownership Fund, to deliver a phased repair and renovation scheme and reopen Jacobs Wells Baths as a hub for community, arts, and youth provision by March 2025.