SouthGate Bath Location City: Bath, UK

Sectors:
Mixed Use, Retail
Services:
Masterplanning, Delivery
Studios:
London
Client:
Multi Development (in conjunction with Aviva). Owner Lend Lease.

Certifications:

Successful city centre regeneration within a World Heritage Site

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Key Info

Includes:
37,000m² of retail units, a department store, 3,500m² of leisure space, 2,300m² of F&B space, 876-space car park, upgrade of Bath Spa railway station
Area:
5.2ha
Status:
Completed in 2010
Key award:
Commendation for Large New Development, ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards 2011

A conservation area masterplan

SouthGate is a retail-led, mixed-use development within the Bath Conservation Area and World Heritage Site.  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.

Blending into the existing urban fabric

A key design principle was to ensure that the new development naturally complemented the existing urban fabric, thereby remaining sensitive to Bath’s World Heritage status. Specific design techniques were used to recreate traditional vernacular Georgian style, scale and detailing.

Phased construction

The project was delivered in three phases - beginning with the retail units along SouthGate and the transport interchange, completed in Autumn 2009. Phases II and III included the department store, along with the remaining new shops, restaurants and cafes, and car park, as well as upgrading Bath Spa railway station, all completed in 2010.

Economically regenerating Bath

SouthGate has economic revitalised the southern city centre, with a marked increase in office occupation in close proximity to the development. There has also  been an increase in overall number of city visitors. An OCR study showed that 72% of poll respondents thought that SouthGate had enhanced Bath’s shopping experience.

Chapman Taylor were the masterplanners and architects. The development receives 26 million visitors every year.

For more information, please contact:

Adrian Griffiths
Director (UK)
agriffiths@chapmantaylor.com


Awards

Gold Award -  BCSC Awards
Gold Award - BCSC Awards
Giles Worsley Award for a New Building in a Georgian Context -  The Georgian Group Architectural Awards
Giles Worsley Award for a New Building in a Georgian Context - The Georgian Group Architectural Awards
Commendation for Large New Development -  ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards
Commendation for Large New Development - ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards
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