London Road, Urban

B|D Landscape Architects worked with Designscape Architects and Bath & North East Somerset on the London Road Regeneration Project to rejuvenate this major gateway into the city of Bath.

The mandate of the project was to arrest the environmental decline of this major gateway in Bath through initiatives to improve the street scene, encourage property regeneration, improve air quality and attract private sector investment.

With support from the council, the project was led by the London Road Gateway Group made up from 13 members of the community including local residents, representatives from the business community and local councillors.  The aims of the project were to raise the quality of life through a series of public realm interventions including the key priority of more trees for Bath.

The consultation process took the form of regular presentations and workshops alongside a public exhibition in 2013.  Following these sessions and exhibition the design was adapted to accommodate concerns from Sustrans & Bath Cycle Campaign whilst retaining the key public realm enhancements and extensive new tree planting.

ER Hemmings were the main contractor for the scheme from September 2014 until May 2015 and their works comprised realigning kerbs and footpaths, provision of new hard paving, minor amendments to street lighting and pedestrian traffic signals, reallocated and realigned cycle path provisions, new trees, planters and other street furniture with the overall aim of creating a gateway to the city and regenerating the local area.

Client: Bath & North East Somerset
Architects: Designscape
Status: Completed in 2015