The first phase of a Bath regeneration scheme is set to be completed in the coming months.
The Riverside project, which commenced in 2011, has seen more than 750 new properties – 205 of which are affordable – added as well as new businesses and a park.
Construction work on the final building for the first phase, located at the junction of Midland Road and Stothert Avenue, commenced in April this year and is due for completion in 2019.
Crest Nicholson, which is behind the project, is also in the process of landscaping the new park, which sits between two of the developments’ landmark buildings.
Coffee#1 is one of the businesses that recently opened its doors, located on the ground floor of the Royal View building.
Store openings manager for Coffee#1 Rhia Watkins said: “We are delighted to have opened successfully and are enjoying becoming part of the Riverside community.
“We’ve already met a few regulars and are looking forward to welcoming many more.”
The other business to have set up in the development is Steers McGillan Eves Design, an award-winning design consultancy.
Company Director Chloe Steers said: “We are looking forward to the further development of the area – especially the prospect of lunch in the new park.”
It is hoped the Riverside development will, by incorporating Bath stone, make a ‘connection with historical Bath in a contemporary way’.
Courtesy of SomersetLive