Alison Brooks Architects is pleased to announce that planning consent has been granted for their mixed-use residential scheme in Bath on the banks of the River Avon for client Crest Nicholson Regeneration. The Site forms a prominent part of one of the largest brownfield regeneration projects in the south-west, the first phase of which is nearing completion.
ABA’s scheme consists of three stone-clad terraces, each a variation on the Bath Crescent typology, comprising fourteen large family houses, six mews houses, six apartments, and a cafe. The three curved terraces define a shared public courtyard and a mews street, with the landscaping designed by Grant Associates. The site has a prominent elevated position above the floodplain landscaping of the riverfront walk, between the historic city and the new Bath Riverside masterplan. This unique topography led to a scheme conceived as a series of coherent, sculptural stone forms on a riverside ‘plinth’. The proposals reference a Bath crescent characteristic of formal frontages overlooking the square, and more informal rear elevations that open toward the city.