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Dyson School of Design Innovation Bath
Somerset Architecture, South West England, UK – design by Wilkinson Eyre architects
20 Mar 2008
Dyson School of Design Innovation Bath Building
Design: Wilkinson Eyre, architects
Wilkinson Eyre triumph in Bath with go-ahead for Dyson school
Wilkinson Eyre designed Dyson School of Design Innovation yesterday received planning permission from Bath and North East Somerset Council’s development control committee.
The approval, which has raised some controversy amongst conservation-minded groups in Bath and was passed by the committee yesterday, can be viewed as a victory for modern architecture in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city.
Wilkinson Eyre’s scheme has been applauded by the Urban Regeneration Panel and favourably reviewed by English Heritage. Reworked to take into account concerns about the flood risk on the riverside site, and integrating four of the main facades of the Fuller-designed Newark Works factory building on the Lower Bristol Road. To the river frontage it presents a crescent-shaped glass façade, with a river walkway and new footbridge connecting the school to the old city.
Chris Wilkinson, Director of Wilkinson Eyre Architects, commented:
‘This granting of planning permission, in the face of difficult opposition, is a major triumph for the project, and a tribute to the hard work by Buro Happold, The Dyson Foundation and the team at Wilkinson Eyre.
Following our success, it is hoped that permission for Eric Parry’s Holburne Museum of Art will also go ahead, thus raising hope for the future of modern architecture in Bath.’
Sir James Dyson commented:
‘We’re delighted the elected councillors have seen the potential the school has to offer the young people of Bath & North East Somerset and the regeneration opportunity for South Quays… We want young people to come to the school as soon as possible to become the design engineers of the future.’
Dyson School of Design Innovation Bath – images / information from Caro 200308 / 070408
Dyson School architect : Wilkinson Eyre
Bath arts complex – ICIA, Bath University
Holburne Museum of Art: Bath Arts building
image by Smoothe
James Dyson Building at University of Cambridge
Design: Nicholas Hare Architects
photo © Alan Williams photography
James Dyson Building, University of Cambridge
The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care
Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
photos © Craig Aukland / Fotohaus
The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care Building
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photograph : Edmund Sumner
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