Multidisciplinary consultant Gifford has won the contract to provide building services design work for the restoration of Manchester's grade II-listed Victoria Baths. The Turkish bath, which won 300,000 votes in the final of the BBC's Restoration series last year, has three swimming pools, a Turkish baths suite, a laundry and the first public Aerotone (a kind of spa bath). Work has been kick-started by a £3.5m grant raised by the telephone votes from viewers. Architect Austin-Smith:Lord
is also working on the project.