Deposited Plan No. 40481

Queen Street South: Amenities Block


Deposited Plan Number:40481
Date:April 9th 1954
Plans Register:no data
Street:Queen Street South
Property Name / Number:Bath House at Thomas Broadbent & Sons Ltd
Area:no data
Grid Reference:SE1459116171
Building Project:Amenities Block
Applicant:Thomas Broadbent & Sons Ltd.
Applicant Address:Queens Street South, Huddersfield
Architect:Abbey & Hanson
Architect Address:11 Cloth Hall Street
Status of Project:no data
Contractor:Law Stead & Sons
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:no data
Work Completed:15 July 1955
Occupants:no data
Subsequent Alterations / History:Existing, Grade II Listed (18 November 2009)
English Heritage Listing:1393532 — listed on 18 November 2009 (old ID: 507536)
Location of Archives:no data
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:3679

Additional Information

In October 1955 a Huddersfield Examiner photo story described the function and use of the amenity block:

"A new amenity block, with the most up-to-date washing facilities-complete even to plugs for electric razors-has been built by a Huddersfield engineering firm , Messrs. Thos, Broadbent and Sons Ltd., of Central Iron works, Queen Street South.

Employees in the foundry can now go home as spick and span as the office worker.

Each foundry worker is provided with two lockers, for his outdoor clothes and for his working clothes, and through them warm air is circulated to keep the clothes dry, thus avoiding the possibility of colds being caught after taking showers.

At the side of the large hall used for showers, is a smaller room equipped with foot action valves for the hand basins, foot baths, drying machines and mirrors.

All the rooms are air conditioned and temperature controlled.

Apprentices in the foundry are allowed to enter the block ten minutes before other employees. They find the new amenities most useful when they are attending evening sessions at the Technical College, as they can go direct from work in clean clothes.

And just to show that the firm are optimistic about having several more summers like the last, they have also built sun and sheltered lounges on the roof."

Huddersfield Daily Examiner, So Optimistic - They've even built a sun lounge! 28 October 1955, p7.

(English Heritage page)


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