Clifton Baths entrance on Oakfield Place

The entrance on Oakfield Place

In February 2000 the Trust commissioned a feasibility study by architects Ferguson Mann, with support funding from English Heritage, on the potential for long term repair and reuse of the Old Clifton Pool, a Grade II* listed building dating from the 1850s. The building faced demolition due to lack of a viable conservation solution, and had reached a poor state of repair.

On the back of the study a sympathetic developer, Arne Ringner, acquired the property and implemented an inspired conversion which both retains the provision of a swimming pool and integrates this with a restaurant and leisure facilities.

Clifton Baths pool

View across the pool

Oakfield Place

Key facts

1850s building faced demolition

An inspired conversion retained the swimming pool

New restaurant and leisure facilities added