Vision Created for Victoria Baths

Published on 02 December 2011

Vision Created for Victoria Baths

Trustees undertaking a group exercise 


Pulse Regeneration has successfully facilitated a Strategy Away Day with the trustees and staff of Victoria Baths Trust, who won the BBC's first Restoration series in 2003. The purpose of the Away Day was to support the Trust to devise a vision statement and to devise a draft new strategy for the potential future refurbishment of Victoria Baths. The approach included a unique, innovative template based process, which involved no PowerPoint and instead used large scale graphics and charts that were placed on the walls of the training room. The delivery included a mixture of fully interactive whole group, three sub groups, paired and individual exercises. As a result of the Away Day the Trust now has a draft strategy for the short, medium and long term, a number of next steps to progress the project as well as an agreed vision statement: “To restore and refurbish Victoria Baths as an international visitor attraction that boosts Manchester's cultural offer by celebrating the nations swimming history and providing an inspirational setting for contemporary arts.” Following the success of the Away Day Pulse Regeneration were asked to facilitate a session with the Friends of Victoria Baths to help gain feedback on the vision for the building.

Chair, Mike Franks commented:

“Well run, a logical sequence to the day, which achieved the objectives of getting to know one another, working towards a draft strategy and identifying some of the next steps also an enjoyably fruitful experience.”

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