Pix of the day. Wednesday, July 5th

What’s this? Activity at the old King Edward’s School building in Broad Street?

Alex Sherman, CEO of Bath Preservation Trust, happened to be passing this historic – but seemingly forgotten building – at the time workmen were entering the former school house which dates from the mid 18th century.

Owned by a brewery, it has stood empty for nearly forty years – though having twice been given permission to convert it into a hotel and restaurant.

Alex told me:

” I spoke briefly with one of the team who are tidying up a bit, dealing with pigeons and sorting out some stonework.

It sounds to me like the brewery are doing the minimum necessary to maintain the building and keep it watertight – this is all that is needed to stop enforcement action I believe.”

Time for B&NES to push the owners a little harder to finally say whether they want to redevelop the site or not – methinks.