Stadium for Bath is to launch the final round of consultation on its vision to deliver a new sport, leisure and community-focused destination in the heart of the city.

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. Over 1,000 people attended this 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.

In order to progress these plans to both regenerate the riverside and create new world-class facilities for everyone to enjoy at the Rec, Stadium for Bath is launching the final round of consultation.

The consultation

The public exhibition will be held in the Brunswick Room at the Guildhall in the centre of the city, from 12pm to 6pm on Wednesday 5th, 11am – 7pm, Thursday 6th December and Friday 7th December and 10am to 4pm on Saturday 8th December.

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.

Chief Executive of Bath Rugby, Tarquin McDonald, said: “For the past two years we have been engaging with our neighbours, local community groups, schools, businesses and the those that live and work here in this fantastic city.

"We have listened to their feedback and fed it all into the design process. We believe that we now have a developed design that is befitting to both our iconic location in the heart of the city and Bath’s World Heritage status.

“This is an incredibly important consultation for Stadium for Bath’s vision to create a new destination that everyone can use and enjoy. I urge you to either come and see the consultation in person or go online, we will get this right if we all work together.”

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

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