A unique piece of Bath’s industrial heritage the tram sheds originated from the 1820s and offer a sharp contrast to the predominant Bath stone buildings, being the only red brick buildings north of the river in central Bath. While the buildings were not listed in their own right, they fall within the curtilage of numerous Grade II listed buildings and are situated within the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Bath Conservation Area. Therefore, due to their rarity within Bath and prominent setting, the original brick façades of the building were retained. Careful and considered designs were created to ensure that the proposed layouts optimised the spaces and all accommodation benefited from the city or river vistas.
The resultant scheme created a large mixed use development, providing 20,000sq ft of office space, 12,000sq ft of workshop space, artist studios, 24 luxury residential apartments and a 5,800sq.ft restaurant.