'At risk' derelict Grade II* listed Ashton bath reopens
A derelict Grade II* listed swimming bath that is on English Heritage's "at risk" register has reopened as a business centre following a revamp.
Ashton Old Baths in Tameside has been turned into a "high-tech business hub" for new companies as part of a multimillion-pound project.
It was built in 1870 in an Italianate architecture-style but closed in 1975.
Tameside Council said a "building inside a building" was developed because of its listed status.
The landmark in Henry Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, was restored and businesses in the digital, creative and media sectors will use premises built within the main pool hall.
A New Beginnings official opening event celebrating the "rebirth" of Ashton Old Baths was held at 19:30 GMT on Saturday.
Leader of the council, Kieran Quinn, said: "We're in a building inside a building. We had to come up with a really innovative way to create our digital media hub."
The development was funded by a £1.7m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £1m of funding from the European Regional Development Fund.
The "at risk" register covers sites in danger of being lost through neglect, decay or inappropriate development.