The A419 to the north-east of Swindon opened this month.
Bath Transportation Package (BTP) is a £54 million project, which is supported by the Department for Transport, to make travel throughout Bath easier by improving public transport. Key features of the package include increasing park and ride capacity by over 2,500 parking spaces and providing a new rapid transit route. Nicholas Pearson Associates has been appointed by Bath and North East Somerset Council to provide urban design and landscape consultancy services for the project, working alongside a team of planners, engineers and other built environment professionals to deliver a comprehensive set of proposals.
Bath Spa University has now received planning permission for its exciting proposals to enhance and improve the facilities at Sion Hill Campus for The School of Art and Design.
It may be old fashioned, but we still like to get all staff together away from the office for a day each year to relax, visit a place of interest and enjoy each others’ company. This year we went to Kew Gardens with the specific intention of walking in the treetops at the new installation 18m above the ground. This was followed by a long lunch at a local family-run Greek restaurant and a snooze afterwards in the Gardens – yes, the sun shone for us all day!
The New Swindon Company’s mission is to facilitate the sustainable physical and economic regeneration of the town centre of Swindon.
MSc Integrated Environmental Management – Nicholas Pearson Associates Award.
Proposals for a 300 bed student accommodation development on the Lower Bristol Road, Bath have received planning consent. The sensitive site is adjacent to the River Avon SNCI and Bath Conservation Area and includes the Listed Charlton Buildings.
Dam , written by Director Trevor Turpin, was published in May by Reaktion Books - ‘a profusely illustrated exploration of a previously neglected subject, the book is neither a polemic against nor a defence of the proliferation of dams. It offers a fresh and much needed account of their design, function and construction which will appeal to dam engineers, historians, students and environmentalists as well as those who previously only recognized the Dambusters March’. www.Reaktionbooks.co.uk.
Trevor Turpin presented a paper on the Social Benefits of river restoration at this year’s annual conference held at the University of Exeter.
We are part of the successful team, led by GVA Grimley, which has won the master planning commission for the Railway Triangle, Gloucester. The client is The Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company Ltd (GHURC), responsible for the renaissance of Gloucester and for the attraction of £1billion of private sector investment to the city in the next ten years. Working with Lead Master planner Nash Partnership, and infrastructure and transport consultant Alan Baxter and Associates, we are defining a development and open space strategy for this 43 hectare English Partnership site which is a key gateway to the City.