Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We use cookies to personalise your experience; learn more in our Privacy and Cookie Policy. You can opt out of some cookies by adjusting your browser settings; see the cookie policy for details. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies.

Make submits additional Bath Press plans

  • Comment

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.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.