Making room – in the Saw Close – for people.

The second stage in the redevelopment of  The Saw Close in Bath is about to get underway with B&NES preparing to start work on improving  the ‘street environment.’

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The area included in the Council’s remodelling of the public space.

The first stage is well underway with the construction of an hotel, casino and restaurants in a development that incorporates part of the old – and listed – Palace Theatre.

The old Palace Theatre tower is being revealed again!

The scaffolding is starting to come down at the front of the landmark theatre tower which has been both retained and renovated.

Now the Council will be starting the first stage of highway works in Saw Close on Monday 22 May. The project seeks to re-establish Saw Close as a key public space with a greater focus on cyclist and pedestrian needs.

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A proposed plan showing the reduced space for vehicular traffic.

Between May 2017 and February 2018 we will be carrying out construction in phases within the highway boundary, including footways.

The street environment will be improved with materials appropriate to the historic nature of Bath, including new street furniture such as public seating and cycle parking.

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How planners imagine the re-vamped Saw Close will look.

B&NES says all businesses – including the Theatre Royal – will be accessible during the works however some road closures will be necessary at times with diversions in place.

More information regarding the project can be found at