Client: Watkin Jones Location: Dick Lovett Site, Bath Project: Bath Junction BTR Scheme Project Manager: Dave Gore Project Value: £4.6m
The Bath Junction site is a 1.5 Hectare mixed-use development and landscaping scheme in Bath, within the World Heritage Site boundary. The site was formerly used by Dick Lovett, the car dealership and is being converted to create two interlinked blocks that will contain 343 BTR units and include communal, landscaped gardens with car and bike parking spaces and an area for ground floor commercial space.
The £4.6m mechanical services contract involves the installation of the bathroom pods in each of the 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments. We will also be completing the plumbing and ventilation for the kitchens.
The water for the two blocks is heated via a series of centralised air sourced heat pumps and a Centralised Mechanical Extract Ventilation (MEV) system to ensure the heat from the stale warm air is recycled to minimise ongoing running costs.
There are also large indoor reception and amenity areas and a suite of management offices that will all be part of our brief.
On the ground floor, four individual commercial units will create nearly 730m2 of retail or hospitality space too.
The whole site will be protected by a full pumped sprinkler system throughout with a large water tank located on the link roof. Due to the limited number of openings to the car park, a mechanical hybrid ventilation system is required and we will be installing an impulse system that allows the air to be changed 10 times per hour in fire mode.
The project begins on site later in 2023 and will run for around 12 months.
Here’s a selection of images showing how the finished scheme will look.