A new lease of life for Bath Quays South
Working on behalf of Bath and North East Somerset Council, with Penoyre & Prasad Architects, Turley has helped to secure planning and listed consent for the Bath Quays South redevelopment, following a positive decision made by the Council’s Development Management Committee on 5 April 2017. The scheme is a key part of the wider Bath Quays project, which seeks to realise the significant development and regeneration opportunities which exist as part of the Bath & Somer Valley Enterprise Zone, within the centre of the World Heritage City of Bath.
The development comprises approximately 9,500 sq m of new employment space, including a new office building of 5,017 sq m. This will be complemented with up to 60 new homes, small-scale retail and leisure uses, and significant new public realm. The grade II listed Newark Works, a significant part of the industrial heritage of Bath, will be refurbished and brought back into use separately by developers TCN to provide 4,503 sq m of small-scale creative workplace opportunities, helping to facilitate economic growth within the Enterprise Zone.
The site has been vacant for a number of years, and a previous proposal for the Dyson School of Design and Innovation on the site was withdrawn in 2008 after the planning application was called in by the Secretary of State.
Turley Director Andrew Ross who led the planning application said:
“It is great to see this important milestone reached for what is a significant development for the city and an exciting first step to realising some of the potential within the Enterprise Zone. Following on from the approval of the Bath Quays Bridge there is potential to not only provide for new jobs but also provide important links between the city centre and communities to the south, which will further improve over time as the wider vision for the area is realised.”
Turley has provided planning input and co-ordinated the submission of the planning and listed building consent applications, including the preparation of a comprehensive Environmental Statement. Turley Economics prepared an Economic Benefits Statement, detailing the overall economic benefits of the development.
Work is due to begin on site this summer, with the office building complete by the end of 2018. For more information about the scheme, please visit the Bath Quays website.
Image credits: Penoyre & Prasad Architects and Nicholas Pearson Associates
7 April 2017