Police investigate ‘mystery’ death at Scotland’s biggest gay sauna The Pipeworks

Exterior shot of The Pipeworks gay sauna in Glasgow, Scotland

Police have launched an investigation after an “unexplained” death at Scotland’s biggest gay sauna.

Officers were called to The Pipeworks in Glasgow at around 7.55pm on Saturday (26 November) after a 51-year-old man had a cardiac arrest, STV News reported.

The man, who has not yet been named, was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene, and although police are still investigating, they have confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious.

The Pipeworks told its Twitter followers there had been a “serious incident” at the venue, and it would be closing for several hours.

“We will be back open at 10am. We had a serious incident this evening and have been closed since 8pm but will be back open Sunday 10am,” the tweet read.

David Cooper, director of operations at The Pipeworks, told The Sun staff had quickly attempted to help the man by performing CPR, but despite their “amazing efforts”, he had died at the scene.

“Our team’s training kicked in and our colleagues performed CPR, whilst utilising our onsite defibrillator,” he said.

“Sadly these efforts were not successful and our member sadly passed away.”

He added: “Our condolences go out to the family and friends of our member, whilst we thank the amazing efforts of our highly trained team.”

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “We received a report of a sudden death of a 51-year-old man at a premises on Metropole Lane, Glasgow around 7.55pm on Saturday, 26 November.

“The death is being treated as unexplained but is not being treated as suspicious.

“A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

The Pipeworks was established 14 years ago, and recently underwent a refurbishment, taking over a closed-down pub next door to use as a bar for the sauna.