Twerton Mill Wins 'Best Regeneration'

27 May 2016

It was good news for the Twerton Mill team last week, who walked away with ‘Best Regeneration’ at this year’s South West RICS Awards. The 330 bedroom student accommodation scheme opened its doors to students from Bath Spa University and the University of Bath in September 2015, providing a variety of townhouses and studio & cluster flats, within beautifully landscaped external gardens and courtyards.

Developed on the former site of an historic textile mill, the development was a significant regeneration for the Universities and city alike. The project has since received recognition for rejuvenating the local area, as well as providing a new purpose for an important local landmark.

The RICS regeneration award honours exceptional improvements to urban, rural or coastal areas. The winning projects are those which ‘conserved or improved the built or natural environment in a way that has contributed to the viability of the area.’

Appointed by McLaren Property, and working alongside Architects Stride Treglown, Stace managed the development from acquisition to development agreement, design, construction and disposal.

The judges commented:

“Twerton Mill Student Accommodation impressed the judges greatly with the quality of construction, site remediation, urban design and thoroughly careful detailing of this significant new student quarter within the Twerton neighbourhood of Bath. However, what is more impressive is the impact the development is having on the area through additional trading activity and the general buzz created on what has been for decades a blighted site on one of the main gateways into Bath.

This well-mannered high density development has afforded extensive remediation of a former industrial site, avoided generating significant additional traffic, and enabled the rejuvenation of a prominent city approach corridor.”