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.

A detailed brief with further details will shortly be available on this web page. This will contain details of the property, the minimum expectations that we expect of a future tenant, and the application process.

Public information event

We've organised an information event for the Jacobs Wells Baths building.

Date: 6pm Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Location: City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

This meeting will:

  • look at previous studies and reports of the building and its condition
  • explain how a Community Asset Transfer could be used to preserve the building
  • discuss the challenges and opportunities for the future of the Grade 2 listed building 

For more details and to book a place visit our Jacob Wells eventbrite page

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.