One of Europe's largest regeneration projects, the Western Riverside scheme in Bath, took a step forward this week after project manager EC Harris invited expressions of interest from masterplannners.
The £1bn project is being led by Bath & North-east Somerset council and developer Grosvenor. It will comprise a 70 ha development on the edge of the city that will be mixed-use, but have an emphasis on housing.

Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster's property company, was selected as the council's development partner last year, beating off competition from Crest Nicholson and Countryside Properties.

The masterplan is to include an Urban Design brief and conservation area assessment, together with a study of infrastructure, heritage and sustainability issues.

Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the council hopes to use the project as "an international exemplar of sustainable urban renewal". The proposed development will be linked to a park-and-ride scheme at Newbridge, on the edge of Bath city centre.

  • A private development partner is being sought for a £100-130m mixed-use scheme in Lewisham, south-east London.

    The London Development Agency, Transport for London and the London Borough of Lewisham are representing the public sector.

    In the invitation to tender, they said: "The selected development partner will be expected to prepare a masterplan for the entire site and to seek detailed planning consent."