Art Deco swimming pool in Aberdeen up for sale

The elegant Bon Accord Baths in Aberdeen. Closed in council spending cuts, now for sale. What a waste!

The elegant Bon Accord Baths in Aberdeen. Closed in council spending cuts, now for sale. What a waste!

Want to buy a gorgeous 1937 art deco swimming pool? Well the Bon Accord Baths is up for grabs.

Despite a major campaign to save it, the pool was closed by Aberdeen City Council in 2008 and property consultants Ryden are now handling the sale of the B-listed building.

Suggestions include a concert venue, gallery space, conference centre, theatrical venue, shopping venue or dining area. But not it seems a swimming pool which seems a great shame to me at a time when we should be doing everything we can to tackle obesity.

Gordon McIntosh, the council’s director of enterprise, planning and infrastructure, said: “Exposing the site to the market gives others the opportunity to identify a viable future for the building which will bring it back into economic use.” Roughly translated: ‘we want the best price possible and don’t give a damn about people’s health.’

The two-storey building extends to 50,000sq ft and sits on a 0.85-acre site.

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