Huge plans to make Bath a high-end fashion hotspot

Residents and businesses wanting to know more about the regeneration projects being developed at Milsom Quarter in Bath are invited to four drop-in sessions this week. Bath & North East Somerset Council is seeking people’s views on creating new public space at the front of St Michael’s church, a creative workspace development at Broad Street Yards and progress being made with developing a new Fashion Museum at the Old Post Office.

The projects are part of the Milsom Quarter Masterplan proposals to reimagine the northern part of the city centre by positioning the area as a fashion destination for the South West, providing more housing and improving public spaces.

The council’s Regeneration and Fashion Museum teams will be hosting the drop-in sessions to give updates on the projects, gather views and answer questions.

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The sessions will take place at 23 New Bond Street on May 8 and 9 from 1pm to 6pm, and May 10 and 11 from 10am to 4pm. There will also be an online engagement survey at which opens on 13 May and runs until 31 May.

The council is also partnering with Bath BID and LSD Promotions on the Bath Spring Fayre bringing entertainment, workshops, street food and artisan stalls to Milsom Street, New Bond Street, Wood Street, Quiet Street and Green Street on May 10, 11 and 12.

Cllr Paul Roper, cabinet member for economic and cultural sustainable development, said: “The Milsom Quarter Masterplan proposals aim to transform the top of the city with a range of public realm improvements, employment space and the new Fashion Museum at its heart.

"Our drop in events and online survey are a chance to get an update on how some of the projects are progressing and to have your say, ahead of further formal consultation in the future. Alongside this we are working with focus groups to explore issues such as accessibility and discussing plans with businesses to seek their feedback. This round of engagement will help us test some of the Masterplan ideas at an early stage.”

Find out more about the future of the Fashion Museum.