Bath & North East Somerset Council’s ambitious scheme to develop Bath Quays has taken another step forward with the appointment of Legal & General and its development manager Bell Hammer to develop Bath Quays North.
The contract will see high quality offices and new homes, including affordable housing, constructed on the site near Churchill Bridge.
Bath Quays North is a major part of the Bath Quays development, the council’s flagship regeneration project to create a new and vibrant quarter for the city’s flourishing businesses and is the most significant development in Bath in a generation.
It offers the potential to develop and grow Bath’s economy providing much needed business space for the city’s growing businesses and attracting quality employers to the city.
The scheme is part-funded by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership through the Local Growth Fund and administered by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).
Professor Steve West, Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “It’s great to see work at Bath Quays North progress. This will create much-needed new employment space, boosting business, skills and job opportunities in Bath and the wider region.”
Tim Bowles, West of England Mayor, said: “We’ve invested over £30 million into the redevelopment of Bath Quays through the Local Growth and Economic Development Funds. This will make a real difference to our residents’ lives, including much-needed new homes and office space.
Councillor Dine Romero, leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “The redevelopment of Bath Quays North will boost business, skills and job opportunities in Bath and the wider region, bringing new spaces for work, life and culture. Bath is ready to embrace this opportunity for renewal and show that the city is open for business.”
Legal & General will deliver 20,000 sqm of new ‘Grade A’ office space creating up to 1900 new jobs and a minimum of 70 new homes on the Bath Quays North site. All the new buildings that comprise Bath Quays North will be designed to reduce their environmental impact, adapt to climate change and incorporate features that enhance the health and wellbeing of occupiers and the wider community.