Taking two years from start to finish, our renovation of a large property in The Circus, Bath was a great project to work on. Transformed from an old, rundown building to an absolutely stunning family home, this is an outcome we’re proud to have contributed to!

The Circus is a Grade I listed terrace and a distinguished asset of Bath’s Georgian Architecture, located in a UNESCO World Heritage designated area. The frontages of The Circus were all uniformly built back in the 1700s, though the interiors each possess unique and individual characters reflecting the differing builders and developers that took on these plots.

This property remains an exceptional heritage asset with considerable early fabric remaining intact. In taking on this project, our objective was to retain the building’s historic qualities whilst refurbishing it into a modern, stylish home.

The highlight of this project was uncovering hidden heritage treasures that had been concealed and protected by false ceilings, cupboards, and walls. It was incredible to reveal the building’s original splendour and then bring this feel into the renovation, retaining its sense of grandeur.

We worked closely with the client to create a feeling of opulence and luxury, without introducing too many new finishes. Our approach was light-touch, utilising much of the building’s original fabric such as its floorboards, whilst still giving it an air of quality.

Comparing before and after images, it’s hard to comprehend what this property looked like before. Seeing the difference is mind-blowing and shows what an impact intelligent design work can have. Check out the building’s transformed Garden Room below… barely recognisable from its previous state!


The properties status as Grade 1 listed building brought with it various challenges. It was important for us to work with the building rather than against it, balancing the importance of its historic nature with the modern requirements of a family home. Despite these challenges, the finished result turned out brilliantly and achieves that balance well. It’s stunning throughout!

If you’re looking for a dedicated team of architects, project managers and surveyors to work with, get in touch to find out how we can support you realise your vision.

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Photography: Pete Helme

The Circus, Bath
The Circus, Bath