The Masterplan report provides a comprehensive view of the history of the campus' development, the drivers for change, the underpinning evidence base, and the consultation undertaken. It also sets out in detail the concept and framework for the future of development and outlines specific proposals.
The masterplanning team were asked to look at how the University could accommodate an increase in floor space of almost 50% for its academic and related activities and a doubling of the residential accommodation on campus.
The challenge has been how to accommodate this scale of growth while not adversely affecting the positive features of the existing campus, or impacting too significantly on our neighbours. The approach adopted has been one which, wherever possible, targets new development in areas of low-environmental quality in order to use that development as a driver for improvement.
Our current Masterplan is under review and discussions are ongoing with Bath & North East Somerset Council.