Auckland’s Tepid Baths reopen after NZ$15.8m restoration project

by Glenn Reynolds

The historic Tepid Baths have reopened in the centre of Auckland, New Zealand, following the completion of a restoration and upgrade programme costing NZ$15.8m (US$12.4m, EUR9.9m, £8m).

First opened to city residents in 1914, the Tepid Baths closed in early 2010 to undergo work – including repairs to its infrastructure and conservation of the building’s historic features.

The scheme also included the relocation of the changing rooms to the front of the centre and the reinstatement of cabanas around the main and learner pools to match 1914 designs.

Auckland Council led the redevelopment, which was designed by Jasmax along with heritage specialists Matthews and Matthews Architects.

Coffey Projects; Holmes Consulting Group; URS; WT Partnerships; and New Zealand Strong were also involved with the scheme.

Auckland mayor Len Brown said: “Thousands of Aucklanders have childhood memories of visiting the baths – long may that continue.”

Facilities at Tepid Baths include a 25m, seven-lane main pool and a 15m, four-lane learner pool, as well as a fitness centre equipped by Cybex.

Details: (Auckland Council)
Details: (Tepid Baths)

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