Re-opening as The City Baths, Newcastle with the original 25 yard swimming pool restored, plus a new poolside sauna. A new gym complex and fitness suite occupies the ground floor, located above what was previously the larger pool (which remains intact underneath). The restoration of this Grade II and II* listed building by Fusion Lifestyle cost an estimated £7.5million.

The Turkish Baths in the basement are due to open shortly afterwards.

The campaign group changes into The Friends of The City Baths, Newcastle