Welcome to Bon Accord Baths

Bon Accord Heritage is a registered charity with the aim of working towards re-opening the historic Category B-listed Bon Accord Baths on Justice Mill Lane, which is one of the few remaining pools of its type in the country. In doing so, we hope to be able to restore and maintain the building’s impressive Art Deco features and expansive pool hall, while providing a number of other complementary resources and services through the use of previously under-utilised parts of the building.

We have an agreement in place with Aberdeen City Council, with whom we meet regularly. Bringing the Baths back as a community-led facility is however a long-term project and we hope to gain as much local support as possible! Please keep checking our page for updates.

If you would like more information or can help us in way, please get in touch!


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2 weeks ago

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Happy New Year from all of us on the Baths team! 2021 has been a busy year for us, but we feel that the project has really gathered pace and we’ve made positive steps forward in spite of the variable pandemic restrictions in place over most of the year. Over the course of 2021 thanks to volunteer hours, fundraising and several grant awards we have:📍significantly improved building security, resulting in a massive reduction in antisocial behaviour 📍installed a cctv system on-site📍cleared a great deal of roof space of decade-old vegetation build-up and repaired rainwater goods📍commissioned specialist roofing repairs for the middle block 📍continued to stabilise and improve the condition of internal areas, allowing increased public access📍commissioned a specialist conservation study of the building (which aids future funding and development)📍commissioned external partners to complete advanced feasibility work, architectural, quantity surveying and business planning activity (to push us through to the next stage of the project in 2022)📍continued to work with Aberdeen City Council to secure an extended license to occupy agreement for work to continue in the building 📍held two successful open weekends, external market fundraising events, completed a gruelling 26-mile Kiltwalk and hosted fashion shows, photography shoots, a music video and police dog training in the Baths building 📍ensured that the Baths is patrolled 365 days a year, responding to any issues promptly, keeping the building safe.Our volunteers couldn’t have done all this without your ongoing support, so thank you to everyone! We hope to continue this progress as we head into 2022, however as a charity with no regular funding stream we do rely on donations to keep progressing with the project and getting us closer to bringing the Baths back into use. If you would like to support us in the new year, we would be very grateful. Our PayPal donation link is: www.paypal.com/donate?token=X77VDLurdIBxqQ3QyItsu0D0-0CRoRK5Ua91_vDSWCfh03kokKmSSZVozaAMTgqijTHay… Starting off 2022 with these recent photos from a shoot in the poolhall by Soo Burnell (soo-Burnell.com) show the Baths at their best over the winter months! See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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VOLUNTEER MEMBER OPPORTUNITYDo you have experience in marketing/media work and would like to be part of a major community-led regeneration project for our city’s future?Yes? We’d love to hear from you!Please email steven@bonaccordbaths.org.uk for more information or to tell us a little about yourself. 🙂 See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Christmas morning in the Baths… 🎄 It’s a sunny and chilly Christmas morning in the Baths today, but thanks to your ongoing support the building is drier, cleaner, more secure and more ‘lived in’ than this time last year – very heartening for us as a team to see, and hopefully each step of the project takes us closer to some fantastic Christmas Day swims for Aberdonians in the future! We would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and thank you for supporting us throughout 2021. We hope to keep sharing exciting Baths project updates with you all as we move through 2022! See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!Link: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BJMQ5XH or scan the QR code in the image.Working with Indigo Project Solutions, we are undertaking the final stage of our feasibility study into the future of Bon Accord Baths. The feasibility study is a key part of the project development process and the information provided will shape our next steps and how the project develops – we need as many views as possible so we can make the decisions necessary for the Baths to reflect what our community needs. Please take the time to complete if you can and please share! See MoreSee Less
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