Agreement given for building conversion at Lower Borough Walls.

Nash Partnership has secured planning permission for the conversion of three buildings at Lower Borough Walls in Bath to nine residential units and a restaurant.

The site at 7-9 Lower Borough Walls will be developed by Kersfield and includes the 18th century Hope Chapel.

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The approved scheme will include one townhouse and eight apartments, plus a ground-floor restaurant. The permission also includes approval to develop existing redundant basement spaces and erect a mansard storey to the three-storey building along the front of Hope Chapel.

Work will be starting later this year with the accommodation being released for sale in autumn 2017.

The full permission follows the prior approval for a change of use of part of the site from office to residential, which Nash Partnership secured for Kersfield last year.

Robert Locke, Partner at Nash Partnership, commented: “The scheme is a great opportunity to enhance a tired and neglected building in the heart of the city which has historically struggled to find a sustainable use. The buildings are an under-used asset which will be brought into full beneficial, sustainable use to contribute to the pressing need for additional homes, provide jobs and add to the vitality of this part of the city centre. We are delighted to be working on the project and look forward to seeing the end result.”