Holburne Park (Phase 1)
Holburne Park occupies a former Ministry of Defence site on an important approach into the Georgian spa town of Bath, a World Heritage Site. The development is for 264 new homes on a 2.2 hectare site, with 66 new homes in Phase 1. The development is structured broadly into three ‘Character Areas. A ‘Canalside Character Area’ runs beside the Kennet and Avon Canal; this is composed of large detached villas. The ‘Internal Streets Character Area’ contains the terraced streets which form the backbone of the development, reflecting the predominant style of Bath; the ends of the streets often open onto vistas of rolling countryside. The ‘Warminster Road Character Area’ reflects the existing frontage along Warminster Road. For the first phase, ADAM Architecture designed a variety of Classical terraces and detached villas. Long rows of terraces offer a variety of different elevational treatments, depending on their location within the terrace. Other phases on the site will be undertaken by different architects.