Plans to redevelop a warehouse on Wells Road in Bath have been revealed, creating 96 new apartments and a co-working space.
Kosy Co Living, part of the Kosy Living Group, is bringing forward the scheme, which aims to retain the existing business and charity on the site within the new development.
Co-living is a new concept that provides a place to live and work, shared with people from wide-ranging backgrounds with all amenities and services included.
It seeks to build community, encourage social exchanges and promote the sharing of skills, experiences and ideas.
The shared amenity spaces are designed to positively impact health and wellbeing as well as developing friendships and building communities.
Currently used for a warehouse, the company wants to develop the site into 96 apartments for local professionals and graduates.
Paul Brundell, Chief Executive Officer of Kosy Living, said: “Bath is renowned for its heritage and for its leading Universities.
“This new concept of living is aimed directly at those young graduates and professionals who wish to stay within the city but are struggling to find suitable homes.
“Providing this new type of accommodation provides an opportunity to live in a community with great facilities, amenities, and spaces to work, which will help the city retain high quality graduates as well as offering local young professionals with an alternative to living at home with parents or in standard HMO’s.
“The sites proximity to the city centre and the proposed new office developments at Bath Quays North and South make it an excellent choice for this type of development.”
The Great Wine Co and charity Designability currently occupy the building, and it is intended to offer them both space within the new design.
Paul Van Reyk, Chief Operating Officer of Kosy Living, said: “We are working with The Great Wine Co and Designability to understand their business and charity needs and our aim is to provide upgraded and improved shop and work space by allocating ground floor units to them, should planning be successful.”
Proposals are available online here, ahead of a planning application being submitted to B&NES Council in the summer.