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Bath Western Riverside

Bath, UK

Forming a new contemporary urban quarter adjacent to the World Heritage status city of Bath, this landscape aims to provide an ecological and artistic focus for the city and a beautiful and peaceful place to live, walk through and use.

The development will feature three new public parks forming 2.4 hectares of the total site area, with open spaces and facilities on both banks of the river, including a new boat landing. New river edge habitats will be constructed, including floating reed beds, bat roosts and otter resting platforms.

A rich mosaic of habitat and planting types across the site will include communal gardens, lawns, fruit and vegetable plots, sensory planting beds, and a wide range of trees. A sustainable urban drainage system (SuDS) will incorporate green roof areas, artificial wetlands and reed beds, and formal water features.

A network of new pedestrian and cycling routes will afford views of Bath landmarks and the hillsides beyond. The new public realm will also offer incidental play features, public art, and information on the history and ecology of the site.

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This is a terrific scheme. It is bold and creative and there’s a mix of people living here. It’s in a great location. It celebrates the river. It connects to the city by bridges and pathways. It creates new open spaces which link to other city parks. But mainly, I think I’d like to live there.

Jo Watkins, Landscape Institute magazine

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Crest Nicholson
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Buro Happold
Quantity Surveyors:
Davis Langdon