The river front in Bath is a very poorly used resource and this site is particularly visible being adjacent to Pulteney Bridge – one of only two inhabited bridges in the world. This colonnaded river frontage was cut off from public use and owned by the local council who wanted to re-open the colonnade and the vaults behind as public space and restaurants. The vaults to the north of the Grand Parade were constructed during the 1870s and the site is of archaeological importance with the medieval east gate and remains of the city wall located within Boatstall Lane. The adaptations to the existing structure have been carefully designed to cause minimum impact to the historic fabric. Significant interventions included lifts and stairs from street level above into the vaults below needed to be a high quality design due to their location in the historic centre of the city.
Bath and North East Somerset Coucil : Nash Partnership : £4m