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Ashton Old Baths is a historic space, reinvented for the small and medium-sized businesses in the digital and creative sector. We rejuvenated this iconic landmark to house a progressive community of big-thinkers and world-changers. The central hub, an architectural marvel built into the original walls of this iconic building, is home to an impressive range of private workspaces designed to nurture creativity and growth. We also pride ourselves on providing first-class shared workspace, coworking space, virtual offices and a range of impressive events space.

A HISTORIC SPACE, REINVENTED.

Ashton Old Baths is a historic space, reinvented for the small and medium-sized businesses in the digital and creative sector. Formally a Victorian public bath house, we rejuvenated this iconic landmark to house a progressive community of big-thinkers and world-changers. The central hub, an architectural marvel built into the original walls of this iconic building, is home to an impressive range of private workspaces designed to nurture creativity and growth. We also pride ourselves on providing first-class shared workspace, coworking space, virtual offices and a range of impressive events space within the original structure. Watch our video from one of our fantastic companies based within AOB, Affinity Media, to get a feel for the space.

A historic space, reinvented

Ashton Old Baths is a historic space, reinvented for the small and medium-sized businesses in the digital and creative sector. We rejuvenated this iconic landmark to house a progressive community of big-thinkers and world-changers.

The central hub, an architectural marvel built into the original walls of this iconic building, is home to an impressive range of private workspaces designed to nurture creativity and growth. We pride ourselves on providing first-class shared workspace, coworking space, virtual offices and a range of impressive events space.

INSPIRE YOURSELF ON EVERY LEVEL

Ashton Old Baths is a historic space, reinvented for the small and medium-sized businesses in the digital and creative sector. We rejuvenated this iconic landmark to house a progressive community of big-thinkers and world-changers. The central hub, an architectural marvel built into the original walls of this iconic building, is home to an impressive range of private workspaces designed to nurture creativity and growth. We also pride ourselves on providing first-class shared workspace, coworking space, virtual offices and a range of impressive events space.

OUR DIGITAL FOCUS

Ashton Old Baths has been reinvented as a high-tech hub, created specifically to nurture the digital, creative and tech industries. Where our building represents a history of community and design, our members represent the future of the business world, working every day to discover new advancements, solutions and services in today’s digital world. Could you join them?

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OUR HERITAGE

Our history is deeply rooted in everything we do here at Ashton Old Baths. In Victorian England, the Baths were built to bring a safe and sociable environment for communities in Greater Manchester to come together. In its lifetime, the Baths have been used for a host of functions and events, now standing as one of the most stunning Innovation Centres in the country. Together with Tameside MBC, we have restored, revitalised and transformed this iconic space – continuing the great legacy of Ashton Old Baths for years to come.

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After remaining closed for 40 years, deteriorating and suffering vandalism, AOB was acquired by PlaceFirst in 2014, and working with Tameside MBC plans to revive the building to its former glory were put into place.  Over a period of three years,  the centre underwent a sympathetic yet innovative renovation, led by architect collective MCAU. It re-opened to customers in May 2017, fast becoming a hotbed of creative and digital entrepreneurs in Ashton-under-Lyne.

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Ashton Old Baths transformation was funded by a £1.7 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant, £1 million of European Regional Development Fund and Tameside MBC’s investment into one of its most iconic landmarks.

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After remaining closed for 40 years, deteriorating and suffering vandalism, AOB was acquired by PlaceFirst in 2014, and working with Tameside MBC plans to revive the building to its former glory were put into place.  Over a period of three years,  the centre underwent a sympathetic yet innovative renovation, led by architect collective MCAU. It re-opened to customers in May 2017, fast becoming a hotbed of creative and digital entrepreneurs in Ashton-under-Lyne.

REVIVED BY

Ashton Old Baths transformation was funded by a £1.7 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant, £1 million of European Regional Development Fund and Tameside MBC’s investment into one of its most iconic landmarks.

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Ashton Old Baths is managed by Oxford Innovation, who started by creating Europe’s first innovation centre – and now manage a growing network of over 20 centres across the UK.

As a high growth business itself, Oxford Innovation understands what innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses are experiencing. They know what works and how best to support you. They can also connect you to a network of over 1,000 businesses and you can use facilities in any of their locations (subject to availability).

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BIG THINKERS

At Ashton Old Baths, our experienced innovation directors support you with dynamic coaching for commercial advancement. With honed and highly skilled coaching, you’ll experience agile support for growth. 

Fiona Ogden
Assistant Centre Manager
Claire Kellett
Centre Manager
Lisa North
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