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Issue No 532 £2.00 13 July - 26 July 2010 news & jobs updated daily online Circulation 23,035 (July 07 – June 08) London's Marshall Street Baths set for reopening By Pete Hayman


Marshall Street Baths in Soho, London, is scheduled to reopen to the public on 26 July, following the completion of a £25m renovation led by Westminster City Council (WCC). The historic 160-year-old


baths, which fell into disrepair after being closed for more than 10 years, have undergone work to restore the original Sicilian marble-lined pool and green Swedish marble walls. A new purpose-built leisure


centre has also been created at the site, with new fitness areas, a sauna and health suite and dance studios among the new facilities at the venue.


property removed from English Heritage's 'Buildings at Risk' register. Nuffield Health has been appointed by the council to operate the baths. WCC cabinet member for


Original features have been restored as part of the refurbishment WCC's development partner,


Marshall Street Regeneration, has carried out the work at the Grade II-listed building, which has also comprised the development of 52 new homes.


Resolution Property is a


partner in the Marshall Street Regeneration joint venture and ISG InteriorExterior was construction manager for the project, which will now see the


Major £3m transformation for Theatre Royal Bath Historic venue to benefit from enhanced front-of-house and backstage facilities


By Pete Hayman


Theatre Royal Bath's Main House has closed for two months in order for work on a major £3m refurbishment programme to be undertaken at the historic venue. Exeter-based contractor


Midas is working in partnership with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on the scheme, which aims to revamp front-of-house and backstage areas in order to preserve the Main House. Existing facilities will be improved, the foyer will be


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The venue's Main House is due to reopen on 7 September


remodelled, decor will be updated and access for disabled visitors upgraded as part of the scheme.


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Theatre Royal Bath will


continue to stage productions at its Ustinov and egg venues, with the Main House due to reopen on 7 September. General manager Eugene


Hibbert said: "Midas started preparatory work in March for four months, during which time the theatre remained fully operational whilst preliminary work was undertaken. "Now the Main House is


closed, the final and most important stage of the refurbishment transformation is taking place."


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community services Steve Summers said: "Despite the tough economic climate, Marshall Street Baths highlights Westminster's commitment to providing a high standard of local services for our citizens. "This exciting redevelopment


demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring all our residents have access to high-quality, state of the art and affordable sport and leisure facilities right on their doorsteps," he added.


Dublin's Aviva Stadium opens


Dublin's 50,000-seat Aviva Stadium – formerly Lansdowne Road Stadium – has officially reopened. The stadium, which will


be the new home of both Ireland's national rugby and football teams, is a joint venture between the Irish Rugby Football Union and the Football Association of Ireland. Funding of E191m


(£159.6m) was provided by the government for the project, which cost just under E410m (£342.6m).


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