A New Vibrant City Quarter

The development will be exceptional, innovative, and environmentally sustainable. In this section you can find details on the development including information on Guiding Principles, Sustainability, Wellness and Skills & Training

Guiding Principles

Innovative

  • Integrate Georgian architecture & town planning with the 21st century World Heritage Site.
  • Create a flexible, large format workspace to retain existing occupiers and attract new businesses to Bath.
  • Greenscape Strategy that promotes well-being and biodiversity across streets, walls and roof terraces.
  • Future proofed for zero carbon emissions.

Social

  • Reconnection of the city with the River Avon and Bath Quays South.
  • A new river front destination and promenade.
  • The most welcoming and inclusive place in Bath - from workspaces to communal spaces.
  • Providing local skills and training opportunities.
  • A safe and welcoming place to live and work and play.

Design

  • Being sensitive to Bath’s beautiful architecture positioned within green landscapes.
  • Environmentally responsive and future proofed for climate change.
  • New stylish business address for Bath.
  • Contemporary riverside living.
  • A network of streets and green spaces creating a visitor destination.

Sustainability

A sustainability charter has been developed for Bath Quays North with the aim of providing a holistic approach to sustainability within the development design and operation.

The charter includes:

  • Physical: Building the future – A development that kick starts innovation through a baseline that is futureproofed for emerging technologies and policies.
  • Social: Creating local opportunities – Utilise the spaces between buildings and landscape to provide a range of spaces for human interaction and to support local events. Create opportunities, apprenticeships and connections within and beyond the city.
  • Economic: A new business address – A new business hub to provide career progression and attract innovation. A true mixed-use piece of the city to boost the local economy.
  • Human: Healthy people – a cleaner, greener, responsive environment for healthy people. More efficient, better connected and well enabled.
  • Natural: enhanced natural environment – A landscape weaved through a new city cluster to improve ecology, biodiversity and habitat resilience. To better connect the city and the river.

The Sustainability Strategy will encompass elements including:

  • Energy and Carbon Reduction
  • Drainage
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Materials
  • Green infrastructure and ecology
  • Transport
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Pollution control
  • Noise
  • Community

Wellness

Bath is renowned for its unique heritage and Bath Quays North will enhance the economic success and prosperity of the city, creating 2,000 jobs. The development will establish a new business address for Bath, providing flexible, modern office space alongside contemporary riverside living and welcoming spaces for all to enjoy.

Designs will incorporate principles to deliver a safe, active and social destination supporting the health and wellbeing of the community.

Bath Quays North aspires to:

  • Incorporate design principles to deliver external spaces that supports and encourages active lifestyles.
  • Prioritise mental health support for all employees associated with the design, construction and operation.
  • Connect the city to the river with sociable, south facing terraces creating opportunities for a variety of activities and events by the river.
  • Provide a space for future generations of employees, residents and visitors to enjoy.
  • Provide a healthy environment for residents, workers and visitors.
  • Create a positive and relaxing space to rest and meet up before dispersing to the Riverside or city.

Skills and Training

Bath is renowned for its unique heritage and Bath Quays North will enhance the economic success and prosperity of the city, creating 2,000 jobs. The development will establish a new business address for Bath, providing flexible, modern office space alongside contemporary riverside living and welcoming spaces for all to enjoy.

The scheme aims to support the local business community, employers and employees, by providing employment and education opportunities, during and after construction.
It will be purpose-built to function for business and the people of Bath – attracting innovative companies, residents, high quality food & beverage retailers and visitors.

Bath Quays North aspires to:

  • Create 10 placements and work experience opportunities for local students.
  • Maintain at least one local independent business as a retail tenant.
  • Offer STEM workshops with local primary and secondary schools throughout the programme.
  • Provide up to 1,500 new employment opportunities to local individuals in industries including the professional sector, sustainability sector, construction trades and hospitality and retail.
  • Consider investment in local sustainability community and infrastructure schemes.
  • Assist with business rate generation within Bath and the wider South West.