The Bath Quays South project in Bath, Somerset, England has moved forward with a plan to convert a listed building into a large digital and innovation campus.
BMT Group has now committed to preparing a detailed planning consent application, for submission in late spring.
It will include the historic Grade II-listed Newark Works building, part of the Bath City Enterprise Area, with TCN UK the creative workspace partner for that element of the scheme.
The regeneration of the historic Newark Works building, which will be sensitive to its architectural characteristics, includes the creation of a 40,000 sq ft innovation and digital campus, to be known as Bath Quays Studios.
Successful provision of creative workspace and the affordable, short-let commercial units that it provides is a fundamental part of supporting start-up businesses in the technology and inventive sectors.
This is a key element of redeveloping the Bath Quays South area of the city, which is currently unoccupied and derelict.
The whole redevelopment will recognise the importance of the site’s industrial legacy and Bath’s unique architectural heritage, in line with Bath and North East Somerset Council’s masterplan.
BMT’s chief executive Peter French said: “Following extensive discussions with the council, we are very pleased to have agreed the next step forward and are now progressing our plans for the site.”