Gloucester Road, Bath

Supporting McCarthy & Stone and working alongside architects Stride Treglown Ltd, Paul Basham Associates provided transport planning and civil works for the full application for 50 ‘assisted living’ apartments at a former Harvester site in Bath.

The brief

A complex scheme with major levels differences and with Lam Brook (a stream which connects the Cotswold Hill with River Avon) running along the southern boundary our team were challenged to resolve the flood risk concerns, whilst also alleviating traffic impact concerns with the nearby school.

Our approach

Our Civils team completed a detailed Flood Risk Assessment including a sequential test with part of the site located in Flood Zone 3, and also developed a drainage strategy which included a retaining wall and lowering the existing levels to create a garden area for residents. Our partnership with Stride Treglown to coordinate drainage requirements into attractive design features, and close liaison with the Environment Agency was required to see this one through.

Our Transport team also assisted by preparing a Transport Statement and Travel Plan to alleviate traffic concerns with the nearby school drop off and pick up times and considered the net impact relative to the former public house on site.

The result

The site received planning in September 2015 and is currently under construction with apartments available to reserve off plan in Winter 2016 and the first homeowners moving in Summer 2017.