Stadium for Bath has launched the final round of consultation on its vision to deliver a state-of-the-art new sport, leisure and community-focused stadium to replace the Rec.

Following on from a consultation on the emerging concept ideas in July, the final consultation is taking place at Bath's Guildhall from Wednesday to Saturday.

The proposals include plans to breathe new life into the riverside realm between Pulteney Bridge and North Parade and to improve access to the city centre from that eastern bank of the River Avon, which sits adjacent to the Rec.

In addition, the community-focused East stand will drive active involvement in grassroots sport by addressing specific social needs via targeted education opportunities for young adults, and supporting charitable organisations operating in Bath.

Stadium for Bath held a consultation on the emerging concept designs in July.

More than 1,000 people attended the July consultation event in person, with a further 16,000 people engaging online via social media and the Stadium for Bath website.

The project team has since collated all feedback received during this time and fed it directly back into the design process.

Following this, a preferred scheme from the emerging concepts has been developed.

The consultation

The public exhibition will be held in the Brunswick Room at the Guildhall in the centre of the city on the following dates:

  • Wednesday December 5th, from 12pm to 6pm
  • Thursday December 6th, from 11am to 7pm
  • Friday December 7th, from 11am to 7pm
  • Saturday December 8th, from 10am to 4pm

At the event there will be the opportunity to speak with members of the project team, ask questions and give feedback on the developed concept design.

For those who are unable to attend the event, all of the information will also be available via along with an online feedback form.

Stadium for Bath is the project that brings together Bath Rugby, Bath Rugby Foundation and Arena 1865.

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