A £3.7 million refurbishment of an historic Hull leisure centre is underway.

Opened in 1905, the Grade II listed Beverley Road Baths is a popular building in Hull and plays a key role in the health a wellbeing of city residents.

Early works to the external façade, roof, masonry and stonework of the building began in June 2020 and work is almost complete on the internal refurbishment, with the Baths due to reopen to the public in early August 2021.

The facility has benefitted from the construction of a new larger gymnasium, as well as the refurbishment of the existing one, new and improved steam and sauna facilities, internal refurbishment works to the poolside and all changing facilities.

Other works include a renovation to the main reception and essential maintenance repairs to the Grade II-listed building with a new roof and roof lights as well as refurbished windows. The mechanical and electrical systems have also been replaced and upgraded to modern day standards, along with the installation of a new ventilation system.

Construction firm Hobson & Porter has been appointed to carry out the work, which remains sympathetic to the building’s history and its many original features which are still intact.

Hull Esteem is also developing plans to refurbish Albert Avenue Baths in west Hull, including reintroduction of the lido, with work expected to begin later in 2021.

It comes after Hull City Council invested in major refurbishment of both Woodford and Ennerdale Leisure Centre in recent years.

Take a look at the recent progress at Beverley Road Baths here.