Make have submitted additional plans for the regeneration of the site of an industrial building formerly occupied by Bath Press
The practice were hired by Tesco and St James Investments to design a 4,000m² store as part of a larger regeneration scheme which included 3,000m² of office space, 4,500m² of creative work units, and ten houses.
The scheme’s initial planning application was submitted to Bath & North East Somerset Council in August 2010.
Although unlisted, the architects have proposed to retain the façade of the existing Bath Press building as a reference to the cultural heritage of the area.
Justin Nicholls, Make Architects partner explained: ‘The design is based upon a series of overlapping parallel stone facades - the historic retained facade, then a series of contemporary facades: supermarket, creative workshops, offices and housing.
‘The building elements between these are then in-filled with brick in reference to the existing industrial buildings and the Georgian terrace where a presentable “public” stone facade is backed by a “working” brick construction.’
The project also proposed retaining a chimney stack and using the original façade to display art.