After closing in 2013, Newcastle City Baths has re-opened with a fully restored pool and new facilities.
Anthony Cawley, director of operations at Fusion Lifestyle, the charity behind the redevelopment, said: “The baths have been enjoyed by generations of locals since they opened in 1928 and are a cultural icon to the residents of the city.”
The baths are one of just 11 historic Turkish baths in operation in the UK, others including the Royal Turkish Baths, Harrogate, and Ironmonger Row, London.
Alongside renovation of the historic pool, new facilities include a gym, sauna and fitness studios.
Ian Cotgrave, managing director at contractor Createability, said: “While it’s been a difficult project, due to some of the technical issues of dealing with a 100-year old building, the end results are stunning and have secured the future of this beautiful building.”