Bath and North East Somerset Council has appointed BAM Construction’s Western team to create the transformational Bath South Quays development
The Bath South Quays scheme is now in its final design stages and BAM’s specialist design company is also involved. It is the first newly built office building in Bath for over 25 years.
The regeneration scheme runs alongside the River Avon. It is being delivered in a number of phases including the demolition of some existing structures; laying sheet piling foundations for a bridge that will be delivered later, and building a suite of offices.
The full £21.5m Bath South Quays scheme will be handed over in phases and completed in 2021.
Neil Dorrington, construction director at BAM said: “The Council have tasked us with a very interesting and very complex building scheme, and that is what we thrive on. It is a fascinating development, which requires our specialist design skills as well as our pedigree in making complex construction happen.
“As always, the key to success is how we work with our partners and we are delighted to be working closely with the Council and its team to bring about these historic and stylish changes at the centre of Bath.”
The scheme has been part-funded by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership through the Local Growth Fund, administered by the West of England Combined Authority.
Councillor Tim Warren, leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, added: “Bath is a very desirable place to live, work in and to visit and we want to build on the city’s reputation as a centre for innovation by providing quality workspace that cutting-edge businesses need.
“An increase in the number of high value businesses in the city will result in higher wage jobs and improved opportunities for residents”.