Mounts Baths, Northampton – Email Testimonial

Recognised by Historic England to be a particularly good example of a Modern Movement swimming pool. A series of dramatic arches span the swimming pool which was said on opening in 1936 to have “the dignity of a modern cathedral”. Large side windows let natural light flood the pool. The art deco influence is evident in the building, in particular the Turkish hot rooms which are vividly decorated in black and cream tiles. Additions to the building were made in the 1970s including the provision of a teaching pool.


Since our successful completion of Hygienic Doors installed at Mounts Baths in Northampton, Oliver Bazeley from PHP Architects has endorsed Dortek with an email testimonial…

“PHP Architects have worked closely with Dortek on this significant refurbishment project of Mounts Swimming Baths in Northampton.  This Grade 2 Listed building, originally constructed in 1936, provides an unique example of the Art Deco style, particularly with its fine jointed ashlar façade and the iconic parabolic arch over the main swimming pool.  We were involved in a complete re-design and remodelling of the wet-side changing rooms.  Major works to remove walls, replace all cubicles and finishes has been undertaken whilst the pool continued to be used.  The Client, Northampton Leisure Trust, wanted all elements to be robust and long-lasting which was a key factor in deciding to use the fully encapsulated Dortek doors and frames.  The new design achieves a spacious and generous new ‘village’ style changing facility whilst respecting the Art Deco style using a subtle palette of white, grey and black colours.  These works will allow this beautiful building to be enjoyed for generations to come.”


Our doors can also be seen in this video showcasing the brand new changing area at Mounts Baths…

Take a read of our case study here… Mounts Baths, Northampton

Parap Pool Redevelopment Project

The Parap Pool Redevelopment is complete! The official opening ceremony was on Friday 26 January 2018.

The construction of the Parap Pool Redevelopment commenced on Monday 26 September 2016. The project was completed in December 2017.

The redeveloped Parap Pool is a facility for recreational and leisure use catering for all members of the community and swimmers of all abilities. The new facility is FINA compliant, putting Darwin on the national map for swimming competitions, training and events.

Dortek were able to supply their GRP doors and frames to the project as it was a necessity for the doors to be water and corrosion resistant. Additional requirements were that some of the doors be located externally and able to withstand exposure to the sun and hot temperatures.

Timelapse of the construction

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