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.

Contact us if you have any difficulties accessing these documents.

Expressions of interest should be sent by email to community.buildings@bristol.gov.uk

The deadline is 9am, Monday 3 July 2017.

Please let us know if you are unable to submit by e-mail.

Feedback: Technical workshop

As part of the Community Asset Transfer ('CAT') process we held a technical workshop for prospective bidders and partners on 3 May 2017.

This was designed to give anyone considering formally expressing an interest an opportunity to ask questions of the various council departments, the surveyor and partner organisations.

Notes of the workshop are on the Jacobs Wells Community Hub website.

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.