The final round of consultations for the Stadium for Bath project showing their vision to deliver a new sport, leisure and community-focused destination in the heart of the city have concluded.
The proposals include plans to breathe new life into the riverside realm between Pulteney Bridge and North Parade, and to improve access to the city centre from that eastern bank of the River Avon, which sits adjacent to the Rec. In addition, the community-focused East stand will drive active involvement in grassroots sport by addressing specific social needs via targeted education opportunities for young adults and supporting charitable organisations operating in Bath.
Stadium for Bath held a consultation on the emerging concept designs in July. Over 1000 people attended that event in person, with a further 16,000 people engaging online via social media and the Stadium for Bath website.
The project team has since collated all feedback received during this time and fed it directly back into the design process.
Following this, a preferred scheme from the emerging concepts has been developed.
Speaking to reporters, Chief Executive of Bath Rugby, Tarquin McDonald, said: “For the past two years, we have been engaging with our neighbours, local community groups, schools, businesses and the those that live and work here in this fantastic city.
“We have listened to their feedback and fed it all into the design process. We believe that we now have a developed design that is befitting to both our iconic location in the heart of the city and Bath’s World Heritage status.
“This is an incredibly important consultation for Stadium for Bath’s vision to create a new destination that everyone can use and enjoy.
“I urge you to either come and see the consultation in person or go online, we will get this right if we all work together.”
The final decisions from the consultation will be announced soon.