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The shape of things to come in Bath

A striking new building that is transforming Bath’s city skyline and includes a unique collection of luxurious apartments is about to be launched.

A stunning demonstration on the shape of things to come in terms of living in the heart of the city, Royal View is the exciting new phase at Bath Riverside.

Located next to the historic Victoria Bridge, it will comprise 45 apartments including eight one-bedroom, 34 two-bedroom and three stunning penthouse apartments.

Incorporating a series of soft curves, the eight-storey building blends effortlessly with its landscape and waterside setting.

Those keen to be ahead of the curve by purchasing one of the select new properties and live on the banks of the River Avon can now register their interest with the Bath Riverside sales team before the phase launches in March.

Royal View has been brought to life by award-winning architects Studio Egret West, a practice that specialises in blending creative architecture with planning and urban design.

Built predominantly from Bath Stone, thoughtfully considered features capture the distinctive character of the city’s Georgian past, safeguarding its place within Bath’s historic landscape.

Providing spectacular views out across the city, residents will be able to take in and enjoy renowned settings such as the Royal Crescent and Royal Victoria Park.

A number of special design features, both inside and out, are also set to impress, adding to the unique nature of what is going to be a stunning addition to the development and city.

Christophe Egret from Studio Egret West said: “Inspired by some of the city’s most famous landmarks, Royal View heralds an exciting chapter in the Bath Riverside story.

“Designed using a figure of eight approach to create depth and maximise views, the building has no beginning or end. This creates a sense of fluidity across all eight floors. It purposefully contrasts with other elements of the Bath Riverside masterplan which respond to the landscape and waterside setting.

“The curved nature of the design is a real talking point and is unlike anything that has ever been seen in the Bath skyline before. Close to Victoria Bridge means it acts almost like a gate house on the crossing point of the river.

“As you walk round and round the stepped levels you will be able to take a break amongst the Parisian-esque natural terraces to socialise and interact with your neighbours or pause to admire the hanging flowers and greenery that will drape throughout the atrium, and mirror the organic surroundings.

“One special feature is a central atrium. Acting as the communal heart, it connects residents with the outside elements, provides a direct link with the sky above and draws in natural light.”

Christophe is also keen to highlight the creation of two new public squares which will also allow those who live here to enjoy the outdoors.

He added: “An abundance of green space will make this a beautiful place to live and creates opportunities for biodiversity and local wildlife, as will the green walls living on the building. Linking to the riverside walkways, they will create fantastic spaces for people to socialise outdoors.

“The south facing floral wall will be positioned next to the public terrace and will provide colourful seasonal displays for all to enjoy, whilst the north facing wall will champion shade-loving native species and herbaceous flowering plants, creating a visual link with the river.”

Another key aspect of the phase is its location. Next to the river and Victoria Bridge allows residents to access the Upper Bristol Road and a level walk into the centre of Bath in just over 10 minutes. Alternatively they can use the cycle route getting them into Bath even quicker.

Marcus Evans, Sales and Marketing Executive at Crest Nicholson added: “Royal View is a stunning new addition to both Bath Riverside and the city of Bath. With the building work progressing well it has already created a lot of interest from passers-by and potential buyers.

“Those who want to be part of this iconic and unique new building should get in touch now so that when we launch they will not miss out on what is a significant addition to the Bath city scene.”

To register interest for Royal View please contact the sales and marketing team on 01225 463517 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/bathriverside

The marketing suite on Victoria Bridge Road is open daily from 10 am to 5pm.
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