The Bath Riverside development has been awarded Gold in the Best Development category as well as Silver in the Best Luxury Development category at the WhatHouse? Awards.
The WhatHouse? awards ceremony took place on the 17th of November at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane, where around 1,700 senior housebuilding figures attended to learn the winners of 21 categories, including Luxury Development.
The Bath Riverside development is an ambitious regeneration scheme on the 44-acre site bordering the River Avon that has lain derelict for over 25 years.
When fully completed, it will comprise over 2,000 new homes along with much-needed community facilities including a new school, an energy centre, riverside parks, restaurants and a new public walkway abutting the river.
Comments from the judges included: “The properties that make up Bath Riverside are varied, with apartment buildings, Georgian inspired terraces and individual villas, all cleverly designed to be individual in character and yet complementary to one another.
“The inherent elegance and softness of touch that has been achieved owes much of its success to the simple, clean lines of the buildings and this is reinforced by the consistency in the building palette, with Bath Stone used across the development.
“You could be forgiven for thinking that this development is all about the urban design, but it has also delivered contemporary, classic interiors with exciting communal spaces within the apartment buildings and light and airy interiors in the townhouses and apartments.
“Externally, the landscaping that links the buildings and forms the new public and private relationship with the river is understated. It has been designed to create not one large space but a series of spaces, not only linking the buildings but also creating individual pockets where residents can sit.
“The planting has a light touch, with an emphasis on the natural; peach trees have been fanned to create natural dividers.
“There is an attention to detail and quality which runs through all aspects of this project that it is a credit to all of those who have been involved conceiving and delivering this project, which is set within one of the country’s most sensitive cities.”