We were commissioned to look at the reuse of the Grade II former Bath Cabinet Makers building, situated off the Lower Bristol Road which is one of the main arterial routes in to Bath City centre. The existing building was unoccupied for some time and is suffered from vandalism and neglect. The project for Lidl wanted to give the building a new lease of life and make full use of the flexible building plan which sees the inclusion of a Lidl food store in part of the building and a number of retail units in the remainder.
The proposed refurbishment of the BCM building will act as a catalyst for local regeneration, whilst it will resurrect a vacant and tired building of historical importance for industrial architecture . The refurbished shell will also act as a focus to the Lower Bristol Road, one of the main arterial routes in the city of Bath.
The site was acquired by Lidl for their first store in Bath, and with our previous work for the German chain in Sutton Coldfield, our technical expertise and the fact it was a listed building, they came to Lapworth Architects to design this new store in a prestigious building in a prestigious part of the country.
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