Grimshaw Architects (of Thermae Spa and Herman Miller fame) have been selected to undertake the consultation and design work for a new stadium for Bath Rugby on the Rec. More than a year’s worth of key stakeholder consultation (which has included the Trust) has been undertaken to get to this point. The project team are now consulting with the public on their priorities, concerns, ideas and ambitions for this site; ‘exploring the opportunity’. After this stage the architects will start to work on a design brief and design options, with a view to consulting on a design later in the summer. Please do get involved and give your opinion both to Bath Rugby and to the Trust; we know you care! You can access all the information here: http://stadiumforbath.com/
The Trust has undertaken to produce vital work on key views and vistas from within and into the Rec from key points across the city. This work will inform an understanding of what is in the view (buildings, landscapes, features etc), how important these are, and how the view will be changed by the proposals that are eventually put forward. More news on this to follow.