On Tuesday, the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for the new bathhouse in Näsby took place. It will be named Kristianstad's Badrike (Kristianstad’s Bathing Kingdom) and will be ready in summer 2022.
Näsby/Kristianstad • Artikeln publicerades 12 februari 2020
Municipal Councillor Pierre Månsson (L) welcomed many guests who were invited to the large construction site at Krinova.
– I think this is a very exciting day because it’s the ground-breaking ceremony for the new bathhouse, he said.
Ulrika Cedell, Head of Culture and Leisure and Recreation Services, was also present. She promised a smart and well thought out bathhouse for everyone. She said that the bathhouse will be named "Kristianstad’s Badrike".
– It's a name for a bathhouse that is rich in experiences and is for everyone, she explained.
Politicians have been aware of the need to renovate the Tivoli Bathhouse for many years. But in 2012 it was clear that the swimming pool is in poor condition, it cannot be patched up and mended. So plans for a brand new bathhouse gained momentum.
There has been great political disagreement about a new bathhouse. The Municipal Council's Chairman Peter Johansson and his party The Moderates, as well as KD, have been working towards a bathhouse in Näsby. It also became one of the major election issues for the two parties' ahead of the 2018 election.
Pierre Månsson had good help from William Nilsson from Simförskolan Sally. Simförskolan Sally spends many hours a week in the bathhouse. Many of the children, therefore, got the honour of attending the ceremony on Tuesday.
Kristianstad Sportdykarklubb and KSLS, among others, were also present and told us what the new bathhouse means to them.
Asta Franzén, 93 years old and a diligent exercise swimmer at the Tivoli Bathhouse, was also present, wearing a bathrobe and bathing cap. She wants more space to swim for exercise.
– It's good if we get to use more swimming lanes now, so we get more time and can reduce the queue, she said.
Peab's plan is that by the summer of 2022 everything should be ready.