Our client wanted to develop an enclosed site set within the historic centre of Bath, close to the world-famous Circus and Assembly Rooms. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Georgian architecture and Roman heritage.
We chose to set out a terrace of six contemporary stone townhouses in a simple classical style. The terrace links with existing historic buildings at both ends and provides urban continuity and stylistic cohesion with the subtle classical and vernacular buildings nearby.
‘‘Building new houses in the classical city of Bath was an opportunity to reinforce its historic heritage and identity.’’
ST ANDREW’S TERRACE, BATH
We followed the traditional proportioning systems of massing and openings established in Bath in the eighteenth century as well as choosing to utilise the traditional bath stone for the facades, creating a terrace that is at once in-keeping and also contemporary in its simplicity of detailing.