Bath and North East Somerset Council, Thermae
Mark Major, Philip Rose
Opened in 2006, Britain’s only natural thermal spa offers traditional and state-of-the-art facilities housed in a combination of new and sensitively restored historic buildings.
In the steam room, the waterfall shower features a colour-change fibre optic system that infuses the water mist with coloured light.
The rooftop pool is a magical experience. Lit with underwater LEDs, bathers are able to soak up the dramatic night views across the city while soaking themselves.
The Cross Bath is an intimate open-air thermal bath housed in a separate building, where the lighting has been kept deliberately discreet. The entrance is framed by columns in silhouette. Glowing curved stone walls and glazed screens, uplit from floor-recessed fibre-optic heads with underwater pool lights, create an inviting impression.