23 Brock Street, City Centre
23 Brock Street is a Grade II forms part of a group of late 18th century terraced dwellings, now with commercial ground floors, situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. It forms part of a local street of shops and cafes just off the Grade I Royal Crescent, and due to its corner position it further contributes to the streetscape setting of a number of other Grade II buildings along Margaret’s Buildings, as well as the Grade II* terrace at Brock Street. 23 Brock Street as existing features an attractive early 20th century shopfront with multi-pane transom light detailing, and an unusual curved shop window along the eastern elevation.
Due to the building’s location within the Bath conservation area, prominent position along a local high street, and retained use of traditional shop front vernacular, the shop frontage is expected to comply with relevant guidance regarding the appropriate use of materials, colours, and a lack of illuminated signage, in keeping with the wider historic character of the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site.
We are supportive of the use of a traditional approach to the hand-painted fascia. The repainting of the shopfront in off-white with a matt finish is considered to be acceptable.
It would be helpful to clarify whether the existing awning would be removed, or retained and reused as part of the new shop premises, and any associated alterations in colour or design.