The Archway Centre, Bath

Client: Bath & North East Somerset Council

Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley

The Archway Centre is a new £5m visitor centre and World Heritage Interpretation Centre. It includes education facilities for school groups of up to 60 children, as well as warehouse, retail and workshop facilities.

The undercroft area, under York Street is the old Roman entrance to the baths which is being transformed into a visitor facility, thereby extending the visitor experience.

A new heat pump linked to the existing hot spring water provides low carbon heating for the building and the existing Victorian laundry chimney provides natural ventilation into deep plan spaces. We worked closely with the architect to ensure the main spaces are naturally daylit so electric usage for lighting is minimised.

Learn more about this ambitious project and how things are progressing here