mixed-use scheme in Bath

Summix Capital has been given the green light for a new mixed-use scheme in Bath which will deliver 52 student studios and 28 student en-suite rooms

The proposals for the new mixed-use scheme have been granted by the Planning Inspectorate.

The plans for the former Plumb Center site on Locksbrook Road will see the creation of more than 1,700sqm of new employment space suitable for local businesses and the delivery of 52 student studios and 28 student en-suite rooms in cluster flats opposite Bath Spa University’s new art and design campus.

The plans for the site will include a new and upgraded facility on the ground floor for the Genesis Lifestyle Centre.

The planning inspector decided to allow the appeal following the refusal of the original application by members of Bath and North East Somerset Council in August 2019.

‘Delivering much-needed student accommodation’

Stuart Black, development director for Summix Capital, said: “We’re delighted our proposals to redevelop the Plumb Center site have been approved by the Planning Inspectorate.

“Our plans will regenerate this industrial site in the city by increasing employment provision and delivering much-needed student accommodation in a highly sustainable location.

“The delivery of new purpose-built student accommodation will help meet an identified need in the city and act as a catalyst for further regeneration during this challenging economic climate.”

Philippa Spruit, co-founder of the Genesis Lifestyle Centre, added:  “We are delighted that the application has been approved and are looking forward to a new purpose-built home for Genesis.

“We have been trading on the site for 24 years and feel that this development will secure the next chapter of our future.

“The new gym with a slightly increased capacity, enables us to better serve the local residents, whilst really importantly, retaining the relaxed family feel that we have strived to create.”

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