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ALTERATIONS TO THREE GORGEOUS GEORGIAN TOWNHOUSES IN HISTORIC BATH
Monmouth Street's grand row of Georgian townhouses is well known to many people in Bath, and these Grade II listed buildings have had many uses since they were built in the late 18th century. In the 1970s, some were converted into commercial office buildings, with shop fronts added to some of the units at ground level. When Carter Hughes Davies was called on to make alterations to these three adjacent townhouses, their shopfronts were looking pretty jaded.
Experience with listed buildings
Our brief was to restore the ground level of one of the buildings for residential use, with the entire building becoming a four-storey home. We had to keep the shopfront-style exterior next to the front door, but inside the begins the living area. The second two units required renovation of the shopfronts and ground floor facilities, with the commercial space above being converted back to living spaces in the form of modern flats.
Thanks to our experience converting and updating listed buildings in Bath, we were able to get planning permission and listed building consent for the alterations, and called on our full arsenal of services including surveying the property, architectural design, contract administration between the client and the builders, and managing the entire project.
The three buildings themselves are now a lot more attractive, and have become desirable retail and residential spaces. The client also hoped for a healthy improvement in the value of the properties, which has also been achieved.