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

Our team were challenged to resolve the flood risk and traffic impact concerns with the nearby school, on this complex scheme that has major levels differences and Lam Brook (a stream which connects the Cotswold Hill with River Avon) running along the southern boundary.

Our Approach

Our Civil Engineering team completed a Flood Risk Assessment, which included a sequential as with part of the site is in Flood Zone 3. We also developed a drainage strategy which included some levels design work such as inclusion of a retaining wall and lowering the existing levels to create a garden area for residents. Our partnership with Stride Treglown allowed us to coordinate with the project team to integrate attractive design features into our drainage design. We also liaised with the Environment Agency to seek their approval’

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, construction commenced in 2016 and is now built-out. We are delighed with how the scheme has turned out.