Bath’s Somerset Place is one of five landmark crescents in this World Heritage City. Until 2010 the whole Grade 1 listed building was occupied by Bath Spa University, giving them around 100,000 sq. ft.
Since its purchase in February 2012 Orms have been the masterplanning architect, designing 20 apartments in the parts of the crescent which were damaged by enemy action in 1942. Consent was won with full support from English Heritage and a delegated powers planning decision.
The design of the apartment’s blends period inspired features with contemporary clarity of design, modern services and luxurious finishes. The aim has been to create the best of past and present. The first show flat was completed in September 2013 and the first pair of townhouses, including a 2,000 sq. ft. lateral apartment, was completed in early 2015. Work is continuing on the rest of the scheme – including 6 further town houses and 3 lane houses. The 9 ‘original’ houses have been separated and all but one have been sold ahead of scheme completion.