Three proposals include a pool as Hackney tries to wash its hands of Haggerston Baths

Haggerston Bath Hoxton London © DavidAltheer[at]gmail.com

Haggerston Baths London 2015 © DavidAltheer[at]gmail.com

A DROP OF HOPE has fallen on campaigners trying to limit the damage from years of neglect by Hackney council of Haggerston Baths.

The council has been rushing to sell the lease to the once-grand, now-decaying complex of Edwardian chambers and swimming pool to a private developer.

Now Hackney has told Save Haggerston Pool that 10 investors have made formal bids for the baths and that three of the proposals include a pool: two in the main  hall, above and below, and one elsewhere in the premises.

Some of the schemes are residential and some propose various uses, including a bar (see Loving Dalston last year), restaurant, gallery and community use.

Save Haggerston Pool is writing to Hackney Mayor Jules Pipe about how a possible government referral to the government and might affect community use.

David Altheer 110116

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