A new business district for Bath
Bath Quays is set to be an inspiring, contemporary central business district. Set across two sites on both sides of the river, Bath Quays will inject life into an otherwise underused area, and will reconnect Bath to its riverside.
The main focus of Bath Quays will be the creation of space for local companies to move and expand within Bath. Between them, the sites will offer a range of options from creative coworking space to large, open-plan Grade A units.
To keep up to date with news about the Quays sites, please visit www.bathquays.co.uk
Bath Quays South
Planning permission was granted to the Council in April 2017 to redevelop the site, in partnership with creative regeneration specialists TCN, who will be developing the former industrial Newark Works building. The decision is a key moment in the contemporary history of Bath, and will make a dramatic change to the way the riverside looks and works.
The plans for South Quays include:
Redevelopment of the historic Newark Works building to provide a 40,000 sq ft vibrant creative campus, where our business community can meet, collaborate and grow. This former industrial building will be sensitively brought back to life, and will offer a range of characterful studio and office units from 120sq ft to 4,100 sq ft . The first units will be available from December 2018. View TCN's Newark Works brochure.
A New Grade-A office building of around 50,000 sq ft - offering the first new-build A-grade accommodation the city has seen in decades.
A new waterside residential apartment scheme.
Completion of flood defence and river walls, new public spaces and landscaping.
A new pedestrian and cycling bridge linking the site with North Quays.
Building work is anticipated to begin in 2017, with the first units available in late 2018.
To enquire about either Newark Works or the main office building on South Quays, please contact Andy Smith or Martin Booth of marketing agents Knight Frank.
Bath Quays North
This 2.2 hectares site, a 5 minute walk from Bath Spa train station, covers the current car and coach park on Avon Street. The site could deliver up to 295,000 sqft of A-grade office space, creating a large new business district for the city. In addition to new office space, there will be retail and residential units on the site, as well as basement parking for residents and businesses.
In 2017 a new road layout was completed around the site. Work is also nearly complete on the new south-facing riverside park (see picture above). The addition of cycling and walking routes, as well as areas for performances and events, will transform the area into a vibrant public space and will give residents and visitors alike a place to enjoy Bath's riverside.
An illustrative masterplan for the site has been developed and an outline planning application is being submitted by Bath & North East Somerset Council in Autumn 2017.
Bath Quays Bridge
The Quays will be connected by a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge, ensuring connection between the city and the business district is uninterrupted. Planning consent has been given for the bridge and work is expected to be complete in 2018.
For more information on the Quays sites, visit the Bath Quays website, now live at www.bathquays.co.uk.
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