Templemore Baths is the last surviving Victorian Public Baths in Northern Ireland and one of very few across the UK, giving it regional and national significance. The Baths are the sole survivor of four public health institutions built by Belfast Corporation in the late 19th Century. In 2018 the Belfast City Council revealed exciting plans for a major restoration and redevelopment project at Templemore Baths. The project will see the existing Templemore Baths incorporated into a new state-of-the-art leisure facility. The original Baths will be restored and become the setting for a new museum and interpretative space telling the story of East Belfast, the Shipyard and the wider city.
In 2017 Kaleidoscope was appointed as consultants to support the development of the Templemore Baths project. Kaleidoscope worked closely with Belfast City Council to develop the plans for the site and to secure the necessary funding. In 2018 the project was awarded a Â£5m investment from The Heritage Lottery Fund.
Kaleidoscopeâ€™s contribution to the project includes the creation of a comprehensive visitor and audience engagement strategy for the site. The plan features a number of elements including a range of guided tours, a schools programme, community engagement, volunteering opportunities, special events and a wide range of income generating activity.