SouthGate Bath, Masterplan, England, Architect, Chapman Taylor, SouthGate Bath Masterplan

SouthGate Bath, Masterplan, Architect, Design, Building, Project, News

SouthGate Bath Masterplan : Information

Key Development by Chapman Taylor in Avon, England, UK


SouthGate Bath mixed-use development

16 Feb 2009

Design: Chapman Taylor Architects

SouthGate Bath is a retail-led, mixed-use development in Bath. It is the largest mixed-use development in the centre of Bath, occupying a previously underused 5.2 ha site within the Bath Conservation area and part of the World Heritage Site.

Chapman Taylor are the masterplanners and architects for the £360 million urban regeneration scheme, comprising 35,000 sq m retail, including a new 11,600 sq m Debenhams department store, 3,500 sq m leisure, 2,400 sq m restaurants, 93 residential units (23 affordable), 860 parking spaces, as well as an adjacent transport interchange.

The concept behind the masterplan was to deliver a mix of uses in six new city-scale buildings designed around classic Georgian-style open streets and a new square, forming a natural extension to the existing urban grain of Bath city centre. The buildings contain a mix of uses, with retail and leisure at lower levels and residential on the upper levels, thereby providing active frontages throughout the site and enhancing permeability. The design of the scheme as individual blocks allows for the construction to be delivered in three phases – beginning with the retail units along SouthGate and the transport interchange, to be completed in Autumn 2009. Phases II and III, which will include the Debenhams department store, along with the remaining new shops, restaurants and cafes, and two level basement car park, as well as upgrading Bath Spa railway station, will be complete in 2010.

A key design principle was to ensure that the new development naturally complements and blends with the existing urban fabric, thereby remaining sensitive to Bath’s World Heritage status. Chapman Taylor employed specific design techniques to recreate traditional vernacular Georgian style, scale and detailing – the new buildings are mainly three storeys in height, some with added roof storeys; mostly of stone construction and stone-finished rendered elevations and slate roofs.

SouthGate Bath information from Chapman Taylor Architects Feb 2009

Chapman Taylor


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.
 

Bath Buildings – Selection

Bath Spa
Bath Spa
photograph : Edmund Sumner

Holburne Museum of Art
Holburne Museum building
image : Smoothe

Dyson School of Design
Dyson School Bath
picture from architect

Bath arts complex

Circle Bath

English Houses

Bristol Buildings

English Architects

Comments / photos for the SouthGate Bath Design Competition Architecture page welcome

SouthGate Bath Building

Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Google+0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0