After several years of decline, one of the two swimming pools has been refurbished, restoring its old lustre. Sadly, the Gala pool is still left to degradation. The Birmingham City Council intended to close the Baths permanently in 2015, following the opening of a new sports facility.
This body of work aims to outline the loss of this valuable heritage and also to strengthen the relationship between the pool and its people.
“The swimmers” involved in this project use or used to swim in this facilities. This narrative was a way to engage with the users of the facility and it was a way to bring them into the creative process trough a partecipative process photographer and subject were joined together to claim the valuable heritage in risk of closure.
In 2016 the World Momunent Fund has included the Moseley Road Baths in its watch list.
In 2020 the roof was finally fixed so the rest of the pool can be now restored.