Central Baths, Fairfax Road, Coventry: the spectators' gallery in the main hall pool seen from the diving pool

RIBApix ref no RIBA57139
Architect/DesignerCoventry City Architects Department
Artist/PhotographerToomey, Bill (1922-)
CountryUK: England
CityCoventry
Subject Date1966
Image Date1966
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP471/41
OrientationPortrait
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

reflections, glass, steel, brickwork, roofs, swimming pools, seating, diving boards & platforms