The Bath Pattern Book is the culmination of extensive research and work which began with the Public Realm and Movement Strategy for Bath City Centre entitled ‘Creating the Canvas for Public Life in Bath’. It provides a technical manual to assist the Council in delivering its Transport Strategy – Getting Around Bath. Through the B&NES Placemaking Plan and associated Development Management Policies, it also sets the standard B&NES will expect of private sector development proposals to ensure the highest standards of public realm are delivered across the city centre.
The Pattern Book delivers the strategies, design values, design standards, technical specifications, plans and products to inspire, guide and control the transformation of public spaces to ensure that a coherent and consistent outcome is achieved, that meets the objectives and aspirations of the strategy.
Pattern Book: Volume 01 Public Realm Framework contains a summary of Bath's Public Realm and Heritage, Framework guidance and testing of the framework through 7 concept designs.
Pattern Book: Volume 02 Technical & Operational Guidance contains detailed guidance on layout, materials, street furniture, soft landscape, public art and lighting. Volume 02 concludes with a section on Typology which specifies how to apply the guidance to different types of streets & spaces.
Bath City Centre Lighting Strategy contains the technical guidelines and information required to design new lighting schemes in a method following the principles set out in the Pattern Book framework guidance. The information outlines a range of technical details within which the individual lighting designer should work.