The man in charge of the constructing Bath’s most talked about new building says he’s immensely proud to be involved with reshaping the city skyline and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.
Jamie Hurren, the award-winning project manager on the Royal View phase at Bath Riverside, is now looking forward to seeing the community grow as work continues to regenerate the site formerly occupied by Stothert & Pitt engineers and founders.
Located next to the historic Victoria Bridge, its curved design and tiered levels has transformed the scene on the south banks of the River Avon, with Jamie being instrumental to make sure the finish is of the highest quality.
Commenting on the project Jamie said: “I’ve been working here at Bath Riverside for quite a few years now and coming here day-to-day, it’s great to have seen the space develop from just a construction site into a community.
“When the scaffolding comes down, the landscaping gets finished, roads are tarmacked and paved, and cars start to park on drives, then you really start to get a true sense of community. To see that happen is brilliant and that’s why we all enjoy working in this industry.
“There’s no doubting that Royal View is a landmark building in Bath. The design, its location and use of Bath stone makes it an exceptional building.
“If you look at the building from the north side of the river, its prominence is clear and for everyone involved it’s fantastic to tell people you were part of it being built.”
Regarded as one of the country’s finest examples of inner-city re-development, it’s easy to see why the selection of apartments, villas and houses are proving so popular with private sales at Bath Riverside now surpassing 360 properties and 50 per cent of all available properties on Royal View now sold.
With its boulevards, walkways, open space, art trail and river walkway, linking with nature has been a key inspiration for the landscaping while important design considerations included public connectivity to the city centre, access to the riverside and links for pedestrians and cyclists across the River Avon.
Its proximity to Bath city-centre has also proved ideal for those who either work in the city centre or need to catch a train further afield.
With easy access to the riverside and its pedestrian towpath those wanting a direct and car-free route into the heart of the city can be there after a pleasant 15 minute walk.
Marcus Evans, sales and marketing director at Crest Nicholson said: “Jamie has been key to the construction of this iconic building.
“It’s great to hear how passionate he feels to have been part of this particular phase and it’s testament to Jamie and his team that people will soon be able to make the most of and enjoy this fantastic new space.”
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