34-35 Lower Bristol Road, Bath
A modern development with a nod to its industrial past
Our Lower Bristol Road student accommodation scheme is consciously designed to reflect its industrial context on the outskirts of Bath city centre.
Visible from a number of key views, we had to make sure the development didn’t obstruct its neighbours. Variegated brickwork and metal materials are a nod to both the surrounding smith’s shops and the old warehouse that it replaces, while the roof form follows the local 20th Century linearity.
Due to site constraints, we developed two individual buildings to allow for a choice of cluster flat or townhouse living. The latter reintroduced an active street frontage, something that was currently lacking.
Students will benefit from shared kitchens with dining spaces, various social hang outs, flexible study areas and an on-site gym. The 204 bed scheme is also just a 10 minute walk from the city centre, so they can really feel a part of the historic city of Bath.
Planning permission was granted in November 2017.
“Stride Treglown’s input was fundamental to delivery of the planning consent. Their local knowledge and experience in purpose built student housing has resulted in a strong commercial and high quality architectural design solution within a sensitive planning context.”
Paul Withers of Eagle One