Council announce new bid for Health Hydro enhancements

By Jessica Durston - 15 August 2022


Swindon Borough Council have announced £6.5 million has been allocated to renovate the town's Grade II listed Health Hydro building.

The council said the funding is to be used to enhance the Hydro's role as a town centee leisure and heritage attraction. 

Restoration of the main pool and former Washing Baths Hall, as well as providing purpose built changing facilities and extra gym space, are among the improvements mostly paid for through a successful business case that secured Government funding.

Now the council says it is hoping to go further by submitting a new bid to the Government for funding to deliver a further £10.6m of enhancements to:

  • Restore the original Turkish baths and spa
  • Create a new community health and wellbeing hub, bringing together health and leisure partners
  • Make environmental upgrades and improvements to reduce the energy consumption of businesses and organisations operating from the Health Hydro. 

The council says it hopes to find out the outcome of this bid in the autumn. 

Those interested can stay up to date with this project and others in the town centre by visiting the council's website at

And to visit the health hydro site go to 

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