Planning permission has been granted for Bath Quays South, a £30m development in a historically important area in the heart of the World Heritage City. The scheme, commissioned by Bath & North East Somerset Council, will be the most significant office development in central Bath for decades and the first phase of the new Bath Quays business quarter that will regenerate the previously derelict area.
The development includes a five-storey landmark office building, two mixed-use buildings for residential and retail space, and the retention and sensitive conversion of Newark Works, a Grade II Listed former crane works into an innovation and digital campus for TCN. The designs are a sensitive response to the unique heritage context and industrial character of the site.
Greg Penoyre, Senior Partner said “Winning planning for this project was, quite rightly, a complex and challenging process. Working closely with the Bath Preservation Trust, Historic England, and the Bath Planning and Conservation team, we were able to achieve planning consent within six months, an excellent outcome in view of the high levels of scrutiny planning applications in the World Heritage City are subjected to in order to safeguard its heritage.”