National property consultancy and engineering firm, Iesis, has been appointed to lead a brownfield regeneration project to deliver student accommodation in Bath. The multidisciplinary group is responsible for all aspects of delivering the project on the site of a former service station on the junction of Oolite Road and Wellsway. This is the sixth such project that Iesis has undertaken in Bath over the past three years as the group continues to record impressive growth across its business sectors.
The regeneration of the disused site will deliver 31 student beds at a location convenient to both main University campuses in Bath. Iesis is adopting an innovative approach to delivering the building, with offsite manufacturing helping to speed up construction and minimise disruption.
The £2 million project incorporates contemporary architecture and cutting edge interior design to deliver an energy efficient building with low running costs and a minimal carbon footprint.
Iesis has over 20 years of experience of managing development projects in the Bath area having been responsible for the redevelopment of 1 – 4 Canal Bridge and Widcombe Social Club, together with Piccadilly Place on London Road. The group also recently secured planning consent for the sensitive regeneration of a Grade II listed bomb damaged building in the city centre. The Wellsway project represents a £30 million milestone in terms of Iesis’s investment in the Bath.
Iesis’ Managing Director, Iestyn Lewis said “We are delighted to have helped secure the regeneration of this derelict infill site within the city. This represents the fourth redundant property we’ve helped put back into beneficial use and we are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with the city.”
Work on the development is now under way and is due for completion in September 2015.