My first real venture into town since the onset of shingles and time to catch up on a few city ‘events’ – including the new surface that l see has now been laid for pedestrians and cyclists across the newly-restored Victoria Bridge.
Bath’s very own unique suspension bridge – NOT designed by IK Brunel – has had a multi million pound refit but the flexible surface coating laid over the bridge was proving to be a problem with sections of it lifting.
It has now been completely replaced and the whole structure is looking good.
Snapped a section of the new town houses Crest are busy erecting on one side of it.
Unusual architecture and – for some – a welcome change to the more block-like structures that have been also transforming this once industrial landscape.
Talking of block-like structures – the old – and long-time empty -Kingsmead House has finally been raised to the ground on the corner of Charles Street and West Street.
Admire the new space while you can as the original footprint will again be used again for a new hi-rise construction. This time – an hotel l believe.
Try as l might l cannot see the value of the money that has been spent on the corner where Saw Close meets West Gate Street.
It’s supposed to make things safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
All they seem to have done is use tarmac and decorative paving stones to raise the surface.
This is a popular area with people crossing into Kingsmead Square and has been a construction site for several months. When the dust finally settles we shall see.