Ironmonger Row Baths


Securing RIBA and Architects Journal Award Winning Architecture for the London Borough of Islington

Securing Planning and associated listed building consent for the London Borough of Islington, for the £16m ‘RIBA Award winning’ refurbishment of a Grade II listed swimming baths and Turkish sauna.

Architectural Awards

  • RIBA London Award for Architecture
  • RIBA National Award for Architecture
  • AJ Retrofit Award: Civic and Community
  • The Islington Society Architecture and Conservation Award

Ironmonger Row Baths were built in 1931 as a public baths and laundry at a time when few in Finsbury had washing facilities in their homes. In 1937 a swimming pool and a small Turkish baths were added.

Tim Ronalds Architects were commissioned by Islington Council to refurbish and develop this much loved facility, dilapidated but listed, in a £16m project.

Ironmonger Row Baths now contain modern pools, fitness studios and an expanded Turkish baths and spa: state of the art facilities in a building which preserves the character of the handsome listed building.


Client: London Borough of Islington

Architect: Tim Ronalds Architects

Project previously carried out whilst at DTZ