Yo Sushi, 29 Milsom Place, City Centre, Bath
29 Milsom Place forms part of the wider Milsom Place development within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. The site comprises of a number of earlier 18th and 19th century buildings that were integrated into a partially-covered shopping district by the early 2000s. Unit 29 is particularly notable due to its material intersection with the Octagon Chapel to the west, a Grade II* mid-18th century Chapel by Thomas Lightoler. Based on topographical evidence, the current built form of Units 26 & 29 appears to post-date an early 20th century glazed structure on the site, although retaining earlier aspects of plan form and layout such as the 19th century access off Broad Street. Unit 29 in particular is indicative of later contemporary interventions with an extensively glazed frontage and metal-clad first floor extension.
The proposed timber sign would be recessive in size and design, and would have a very limited impact on historic fabric. It may be beneficial to encourage the location of fixing points in the mortar to ensure the longevity of the natural stone façade in this area.
The key focus of listed building impact is regarding the internal intersection of the unit, and the existing accessible WC installed as part of the previous Yo! Sushi fit out, with the external wall of the Grade II* Chapel’s octagonal drum. It is indicated that the WC as existing “lightly touches this wall” and is to be retained as existing without alteration. We trust that, where required, the case officer will ensure that this meets with previously secured listed building consent, otherwise further information regarding the interaction with the historic wall is required to ascertain the degree of impact on historic fabric and associated significance.