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Architecture Club presents…. Geoff Rich from FCB studios on the Bath Abbey Footprint

Tuesday 1st April

Doors at 7pm // Talk from 7:30pm

Bath Abbey is unique in being both a pure example of Perpendicular Gothic, and built directly on the footprint of its Romanesque predecessor. These are only the most recent layers of an archaeological collage that describes at least 2000 years of worship on a site made sacred by the neighbouring hot spring, around which Roman and later settlement was focused. The project sets out to reinforce this historic relationship by using the renewable resource of the hot spring water to provide the Abbey with environmentally responsible heating. Water harnessed and channeled in the Roman period will meet the 21st century challenge of reducing carbon emissions.

A key aspiration is to better stitch the Abbey into its context. A new welcome space and interpretation centre will provide a more open and accessible frontage to the public realm and reveal the archaeological layers of the site’s evolution and development. Together with much-needed meeting spaces, offices, refectory, and a song school for one of the country’s best choirs, the scheme aims to ensure that the Abbey will continue to thrive as a place of congregation and performance.

About Architecture Club…

ARCHITECTURE CLUB, FROME is a collaborative project initiated by Pippa Goldfinger, NVB / Rook Lane and RIBA South West. The project will bring architects, architectural writers, engineers and planners to Frome in order to stimulate a wide-reaching debate. Architecture Club runs talks on the first Tuesday of the month, as well as special one-off events throughout the year.


£6 // £3 concessions // FREE to under 18s (booking still required)

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