Jacobs Wells Baths: community asset transfer opportunity

How community organisations can take over the management of the Jacobs Wells Baths building.

We're inviting expressions of interest from voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations that have the necessary expertise and imaginative proposals to take over the management of this historic central Bristol building.

We're looking for not for private profit organisations and social enterprises that might wish to lease the Jacobs Wells Baths building through Community Asset Transfer.

Lease brief and the application process

We have a detailed brief for Jacobs Wells Baths.

The brief contains details of the property, minimum expectations that we expect of a future tenant and application process.

Technical workshop

As part of the Community Asset Transfer ('CAT') process we're offering a technical workshop for prospective bidders and partners.

Time: 12noon to 3pm
Date: Wednesday 3 May 2017
Location: Jacob's Wells Baths, Jacob's Wells Road, BS8 1DX

To register for the workshop please email: helen@vividregeneration.com

This workshop will give anyone considering formally expressing an interest an opportunity to ask questions of:

  • various Bristol City Council departments such as Community Asset Transfer , heritage considerations, planning etc
  • Vivid Regeneration (feasibility study)
  • The Building Consultancy (building condition survey)

More details can be found on page 8 of the Brief for Jacobs Wells Baths.

Feedback: public information event 

We organised an information event for the Jacobs Wells Baths building on 28 February 2017.

This was attended by more than 70 people interested in the future of the Baths, including some of the previous and existing users of the building.

Notes of the meeting are available at the Jacobs Wells Community Hub website.

Background to the Jacobs Wells Baths building

The building is Grade II listed.

The baths closed in the late 1970s and were converted in 1981 into a community managed dance centre, which closed in 2016. 

The building has been used on a temporary basis by Artspace Lifespace for dance, music, art and community activities.

Our local partners:

Building details

You can see plans of the building by using the 2015 planning application.

For the history of the building visit the JW Hub website.