Central Baths, Fairfax Road, Coventry: the restaurant overlooking the main pool hall

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RIBApix ref no RIBA57145
Architect/DesignerCoventry City Architects Department
Artist/PhotographerToomey, Bill (1922-)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1966
Image Date1966
StyleModern Movement
Library ReferenceAP471/49
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Designed in 1956 and built in 1962-1966, these swimming baths with attached sunbathing terraces were amongst the most ambitious of those built during a short period in the 1960s when such complexes were encouraged. These baths and Swiss Cottage swimming baths, Hampstead, designed by Sir Basil Spence Bonnington & Collins and completed in 1964, were the only complexes of the period to be built with three pools.

Subject tags

glazing, glass, steel, brickwork, restaurants, swimming pools, seating, tables