A £20 million project for Bath Spa University to convert the Grade II listed former Herman Miller factory building into the new Bath School of Art and Design.

The transformation provides a new lease of life for the popular local landmark on Locksbrook Road in Bath, which has been empty since 2012. Procured via Scape, it will create a new state-of-the-art learning environment for the University’s art and design students, creating a people focused space that brings together different disciplines, staff, students and the public.

Willmott Dixon is working with Grimshaw Architects and it was Sir Nicolas Grimshaw that designed the original factory building for Herman Miller, the American furniture manufacturers in 1976.

The revitalised building will retain many of the factory’s existing external features, including the distinctive façade. Internally, it will have modern teaching facilities, practical workshops, studios, a gallery, as well as a café and art shop. A new rooftop pavilion will add a third storey, providing additional space for reflective and collaborative project working.

Tour of the site which will see current demolition work, externals, landscaping and M&E.

Address Bath Spa
Locksbrook Road


If coming by car, vistors are suggested to park in Lidl carpark located on  Fielding's Rd, Bath BA2 3FX

Parking available no
Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 15
Register by March 22, 2018
Disabled Access yes

It is dependant on the current activity on site, so please call us on 0117 934 9214 to discuss special needs access.

Child Restrictions no

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