What plans for Newark Works?

Members of the public are being encouraged to find out more about Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plans for Bath Quays South.

The Bath Quays South development is being led by the Council in consultation with local employer BMT and regeneration specialists TCN.

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The old Newark Works

Plans include:

Refurbishment of Newark Works for creative workspaces

Two new buildings, one for BMT’s four Bath-based design, technology and management consultancies and one for residential / specialist office use

Completion of flood defence and river walls, new public spaces and landscaping.

Following a design competition in 2015, plans for the Bath Quays Bridge that will connect North and South Quays will also be available to view, although these will be submitted via a separate planning application.

Drop-in sessions will be held as follows:

Thursday 8 September, 3pm – 7pm

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s One Stop Shop café, 3 – 4 Manvers Street, Bath

Friday 9 September, 1.30pm – 6.30pm

Bath Bus Station (Dorchester Street)

Saturday 10 September, 10am – 4pm

Bath Bus Station (Dorchester Street)

At each session there will be display boards outlining the plans and members of the public will be able to put forward their views and comments.

Plans and an online consultation will also be available on the Council’s website from 8 – 16 September at www.bathnes.gov.uk/bathquayssouth

Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones (Conservative, Lansdown), Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “The Bath Quays South planning application includes new business space and a new bridge across the river, and represents an important step in the Council’s Economic Strategy to create jobs and opportunities for local people. I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to one of the drop-in sessions to find out more.”

The applications are currently targeted for submission this autumn. Subject to approval, it is hoped that building work will commence in the spring of 2017.

This process is part of the standard pre-planning application consultation.

The Bath Quays development is divided into Bath Quays North which is currently home to Avon Street Coach Park and car park on the north side of the river and Bath Quays South, the derelict Newark Works buildings on the south side of the river and adjacent to A36/Lower Bristol Road.