Council picks Aedas for regeneration
Aedas has been selected to revamp the town hall complex and library in Keynsham in Somerset.
The practice was appointed by Bath & North East Somerset Council to undertake the design which includes new council office space, retail units, a library, one-stop shop for council and improved public space.
Karle Burford, director of Aedas’ Bristol office, said: “It’s one of the most important projects in the region and will have a dramatic and positive effect on the town. We look forward to developing the design and working closely with all the stakeholders for the project.”
The regeneration will see the council’s office usage reduce from 12 to four buildings and it is anticipated running costs will fall 10% as a result.
As well as improving facilities for residents, it is hoped the transformation will attract new business and jobs to Keynsham.
A planning application is scheduled to be submitted by the end of 2011.