The news that construction work is about to start Bath Quays South this week has been warmly welcomed by the city’s MP, Ben Howlett.
Bath and North East Somerset Council’s plans have been given planning consent following the site being empty for almost fifty years.
The development will bring much needed commercial space to the city centre which ultimately will bring new jobs and employment opportunities.
Although BMT have pulled out of the development, it is important to recognise that they were solely tenants and that the actual construction phase will commence regardless as there are numerous other organisations interested in the space being created.
Ben will be meeting with BMT in the coming days to discuss their plans.
Ben said: “I am delighted that the Council have made such progress in delivering much needed commercial space in the city centre. There is a real need for local Councils to deliver projects on the ground and the passing of planning applications at Bath Quays will both bring much needed office space as well as redevelop currently derelict parts of the city.
“I very much hope over the coming months more of the Council’s plans will become a reality.”
Bath and North East Somerset Conservative Leader, Tim Warren, said of the announcements: “Local Conservatives are delivering on our commitment to invest in regeneration schemes to deliver new homes and jobs, and support our local economy in the years ahead.
“It is vital for future jobs and growth in Bath and the wider area that new developments proceed, within our World Heritage status, and for this to be supported by the improved transport infrastructure that is needed to support these new jobs.”