Jacobs Wells Baths Information Event


You are invited to join us for an information event and discussion at Bristol City Hall about the future of the Jacobs Wells Baths building.

Bristol City Council, the local Neighbourhood Partnership and local stakeholders will share the results of a recent feasibility study of the former ‘Dance Centre’ building in Jacobs Wells Road.

  • We will look at previous studies and reports of the building and its condition and we showcase the background information that is now available.
  • We will update you on the latest situation with the building and will explain how a ‘Community Asset Transfer’ could be used to preserve it.
  • We will then discuss with you the challenges and opportunities for the future of this much-loved, but now dilapidated, Grade 2 listed building.

The Council would like to explore how the building can be preserved and its fabric restored, to enable it to remain in public ownership and to meet the needs of Bristol’s diverse, artistic and local communities.

This event is free to attend and open to anyone with an interest in this historic building.It is particularly aimed at organisations in the dance, music, artistic, cultural and leisure community that might be interested in taking over the building under a long lease through Community Asset Transfer.

Simon Birch, Bristol Civic Society

Artspace Lifespace
Central, Clifton and Harbourside Neighbourhood Partnership
Jacobs Wells Community Hub
Vivid Regeneration 
Cabinet Member for Culture / Neighbourhoods
Bristol City Council officers from Arts, Conservation and Property depts

The presentations by our Speakers will be followed by a Question & Answer session, where we hope to provide you with answers to the queries you may have about the building and the Community Asset Transfer opportunity.

Doors open at 6pm and refreshments will be available. The event starts at 6.30pm and runs until 8pm.There will be an informal networking opportunity afterwards.The event closes by 8.30pm.

To attend please click on the Register button above.We would like to thank our partners Artspace Lifespace and the Jacobs Wells Community Hub for their practical support and enthusiasm.

We particularly thank Helen Bone of Vivid Regeneration for the very interesting First Stage Feasibility Study, which was commissioned by the Neighbourhood Partnership last autumn.We look forward to seeing you!

To book a place click here

For further information, or to register specific access needs for this event, please contact: community.buildings@bristol.gov.uk