Central Baths, Fairfax Road, Coventry: the main pool hall
|Architect/Designer||Coventry City Architects Department|
|Artist/Photographer||Toomey, Bill (1922-)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Glass ; Windows ; Brickwork ; Swimming pools ; Reflections ; Roofs ; Steel|
NOTES: Designed in 1956 and built in 1962-1966, these swimming baths with attached sunbathing terraces were amongst the most ambitious of those built during a short period in the 1960s when such complexes were encouraged. These baths and Swiss Cottage swimming baths, Hampstead, designed by Sir Basil Spence Bonnington & Collins and completed in 1964, were the only complexes of the period to be built with three pools.
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