The Gainsborough Bath Spa

September 2015

EPR Architects and Champalimaud Design collaborate to create the UK's first hotel with private access to natural thermal waters.

The city of Bath in South West England has been a leisure and wellness destination destination for over 2,000 years. Ever since the hot springs were discovered bubbling uo from the earth's crust, pleasure seekers have flocked to bathe in the mineral-rich waters, thought to have derived from 10,000 year old rainfall that has seeped beneath the surface and been continually heated by rocks.

In Roman times, the bath complex that was built on the site served as the social hub of the community. Now a major tourist attraction, it is said to be one of the best preserved bathing houses in Europe.