A brand new spa with 2,000 year past.
From pre-Roman times until the Spa closed in 1978, people
from all over the world enjoyed the special properties of this
unique resource - the only hot springs in the UK - for healing,
relaxation and leisure, and in autumn 2002, Bath's natural
thermal waters will once again be used for bathing in a complex
combining restored historic buildings and a new, state-of-the-art
Bath's restored Spa will offer indoor and outdoor thermal pools with
whirl-pools, neck massage jets and air-beds; steam-rooms, massage
rooms and a range of traditional and complementary spa treatments.
All of these facilities are within 100 metres of the world-famous Roman
The new Spa was described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the most
remarkable project in local government'. This is why. It offers the only
place in the UK where you can bathe in natural, hot spring water.
It includes a new building in glass and stone to match the quality of
the City's unique architectural heritage, as well as the restoration of
five important heritage buildings. The new Spa gives visitors the
opportunity to benefit from a range of Spa treatments which will make
Bath an international focal point for natural health and well-being.
The Project is funded by a combination of funds from the National
Lottery in the form of a £7.78 million Millennium Commission grant,
private investment of £5.3 million from Dutch Spa operator Thermae
Development Company, and local authority support.
Campbell Scientific will be installing between 25 and 30 sensors
at the Roman Baths and surrounding water sources, from. where,
Every single day, over a million litres of hot, mineral-rich water rise
from three springs in the heart of Bath. These sensors, along with
around a dozen existing sensors, are to be connected into a new
multi-channel data logging system which, when commissioned,
will provide an extremely detailed picture of the various water
parameters such as flow, temperature, pressure, pH, conductivity
and turbidity at various points around the Baths.
This will allow Bath and North East Somerset Council to see exactly
what is happening to the water in the Roman Baths to a degree
which was not previously possible.
For further information, contact:-
Bath Spa Project: www.bathspa.co.uk
Report courtesy of Giles White, Consultant, Bath Spa Project