National property and construction consultancy Naismiths has been appointed to help deliver the first phase of over 200 homes at the Holburne Park development in Bath.
Naismiths has been instructed by West-based Hardrock Developments to provide project management and quantity surveying services for the initial 71,910 sq ft phase one, which will transform the former Ministry of Defence site on Warminster Road.
Demolition of the MoD buildings began in March. Enabling works are continuing on site and the first phase of 61 homes is expected to reach practical completion later in 2017.
The overall development of over 200 homes at Holburne Park will include high quality, Bath stone fronted detached villas, two and three-storey terraced houses and a range of apartments.
Set in a secluded location alongside landscaped grounds rolling down to the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal, the homes will have expansive views across the city and open countryside, yet are only a short stroll to the city centre.
Designed by the leading classical architect Robert Adam, the homes are arranged to create a village environment. A choice of terraced houses, villas and apartments are designed to appeal to a range of people, which together with their landscaped tree-lined grounds will create an attractive new community.
Manny Aparicio, national director of project management at Naismiths, based in London, said: “Naismiths is delighted to be involved in such a prestigious landmark development in this beautiful historic city. The project is being managed by our Bristol office which is leading our expansion into the exciting South West market.
“We look forward to successfully delivering this project and continuing to build long term relationships in the region.”
Francis Firmstone, director at Hardrock Developments, said: “We are pleased to be working with the Bristol team at Naismiths on Holburne Park, one of Bath’s most significant new developments, where construction work on the first phase is now underway and are looking forward to delivering the first homes on the scheme later this year.”