The proposed new Sports and Performing Arts development for Hayesfield School, Bath has been given planning (and Conservation Area) consent. This major project will provide a new high quality sports hall and performing arts facility, as well as upgraded multi use sports facilities, for the existing school which is located within the World Heritage Site.
The site with considerable topographic constraints and numerous mature trees is in a sensitive and locally prominent position. As a key member of the design team we undertook landscape and visual appraisal, ecology surveys and landscape design of the external realm to demonstrate that the proposals could be successfully integrated into the surrounding landscape and townscape context. We were also closely involved with the extensive consultation process, prepared the tree retention and removal strategy and prepared high quality photomontages to illustrate the proposals.
The planning consent was achieved via a delegated officer approval, demonstrating a well considered, planned and designed development.