Following two years of negotiations, Pegasus Group secured planning permission for a 330 bedroom student scheme on the site of the former Twerton Mill, Lower Bristol Road, Bath. The scheme, built on behalf of McLaren Property, involved demolition of existing historic buildings in the Conservation Area and World Heritage Site (on a site designed for employment use).
Demolition commenced, at risk, two weeks before the Section 106 was signed and Decision Notice released on 27 March 2014! The scheme was completed in August 2015, ready for occupation in September 2015.
This property is well located to the west of Bath City Centre on the main Lower Bristol Road, equidistant between Bath University and Bath Spa University.
Additional information: Twerton Mill is the construction of student accommodation (sui generis) comprising 268 student bedrooms in studio/cluster flats and 62 bedrooms in 10 No. town houses comprising 1,2,3,4 and 5 storeys in height, together with 5 no. parking spaces (3 disabled and 2 management spaces); 96 covered cycle spaces; 2 No. covered refuse/recycling stores; covered plant rooms; vehicular access from the east (Mill Lane); emergency/maintenance vehicular access from Lower Bristol Road; new hard/soft landscaping treatment, following demolition of existing industrial/office buildings.