Detailed design application for Building 17 submitted

Crest Nicholson Regeneration will soon be submitting detailed plans for a new building at their Bath Riverside development on land adjacent to the Destructor Bridge.

The development known as Building 17, consists of 55 one and two bedroom apartments, and has been brought forward to provide much-needed affordable homes in Bath purchased by the Curo Group and funded by the Homes & Community Agency. There will also be a commercial element to the building on the ground floor, with a possibility that a doctors’ surgery could occupy some or all of the space, although details of this have yet to be confirmed.

In keeping with the rest of Bath Riverside, the new building will be constructed of Bath stone and designed to complement the newly completed buildings along Victoria Bridge Road.

The building already has the benefit of outline planning consent and it is anticipated that a reserve matters application will be submitted in December. If permission is granted in early 2013, work would be expected to be commence shortly thereafter.

The development works will also entail the replacement of the Destructor Bridge which will provide 2 way traffic, cycleway and enlarged pedestrian route connecting Oldfield with Upper Bristol Road and Victoria Park beyond.