New proposals prepared for the public realm enhancement of High Street and Northumberland Place, Bath
The project is a key element of the adopted the Public Realm and Movement Strategy (PRMS) and will deliver a high-quality scheme in the centre of the World Heritage Site.
The PRMS recognised the benefits of investment in the transformation of the city’s key streets and spaces to enhance public life, movement and the economy, as well the setting for its iconic architecture.
Commencing in June 2012, the project will reframe and declutter the High Street adjacent to Bath Abbey to improve pedestrian use and movement, while retaining vehicular flows.
The scheme includes enhanced public transport infrastructure, the restoration of historic paving as well as resurfacing with locally sourced Pennant stone. Northumberland Place, a busy shopping passage, will also be resurfaced with Pennant stone and new street furniture for the project has been designed by Pearson Lloyd Design.
The project is due to be completed in early 2013.