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Milsom Quarter

Masterplan overview

Our masterplan has identified four areas of change which are spread out across seven key sites within Milsom Quarter. The uncertain future of these key sites creates opportunities for change, and as the major landowner within Milsom Quarter, we will take a leading role in redeveloping this area of Bath. View a video of our Masterplan

We will work with the private sector as well as other landowners and stakeholders in the area to deliver this work, and we want your feedback on these proposals.

A vision for the Milsom Quarter

We are proposing that the Milsom Quarter becomes Bath and the South West’s fashion destination. Complementing the rest of the city centre, Milsom Quarter’s future will take inspiration from its past strengths as a leading fashionable location. The Milsom Street core will become the world class Fashion Museum's new home, will house a range of high-end fashion retailers and will host more festivals and events, making it less dependent on shopping. 

We will also take the opportunity to deliver more housing in the area, and we will do this through new development and conversion of underused space on upper floors of existing buildings.

Diagram of Milsom Quarter

Summary of changes

  • The Milsom Quarter will become home to a growing residential population, with around 180 new homes being developed (through the construction of new builds and the repurposing of upper floors that are currently vacant), it will become a more attractive place for city centre living as a low-car neighbourhood with greener and more attractive streets and public spaces.
  • Existing buildings within the area will be sensitively retro-fitted to enhance their environmental performance.
  • Space for local amenities will be provided to support the growing residential population.
  • Space for food and beverage uses and visitor accommodation, as well as space for businesses including creative workspace and maker space will help create a more sustainable balance of uses in the quarter.

Seven key sites

We have identified seven key sites which will be major opportunities for change.

Diagram of seven key sites in Milsom Quarter

  • Broad Street car park
  • King Edward's School
  • Milsom Place
  • Broad Street Place (YMCA courtyard)
  • Jolly's Department Store
  • Old Post Office
  • Cattle Market/Corn Market

Four areas of change

We have identified four areas of change, each with a distinct character in the Milsom Quarter, as detailed on the following pages.