Crest gets ‘curvy’ at Bath Riverside

SEW_BW_v04_FINALLocal councillors and Crest Nicholson bosses came together days ago for a ground-breaking ceremony on the bank of the River Avon and beside the newly-restored Victoria suspension bridge.

It’s the site of an eight-storey unusually-shaped block of flats that will also have a cafe and restaurant of the ground floor.


With foundations already installed, this was the first ‘above-ground’ evidence of the building to come.

It’s being built as part of the Bath Riverside housing development and is a ‘hub’ building that will make quite a statement when it opens in two years time.

The landmark building will be matched with another and create a park area between them.

Its curves are meant to emulate the  geometric shapes seen historically in Georgian developments like Royal Crescent and The Circus.

The following presentation and interview with the building’s architect has been filmed by Alistair Rzeznicki of the Sunflower Film and Creative Agency –