Published On: March 1, 2024

Bath’s fashionable New Bond Street gets a new lease of life

Following our award to refurbish four retail units on Bath’s fashionable New Bond Street, we are pleased to confirm the successful completion of the comprehensive refurbishments on behalf of Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES).

We secured the projects through a competitive tender as part of the Council’s General Building Works framework, Lot-2, mark another milestone in modernising and maintaining all manner of the Council’s property assets within the city.

The project involved a range of enhancements to the four buildings, bringing them to modern-day standards and decorations throughout. New fire-rated doors enhance safety measures, providing both functionality and style and new power and LED lighting systems ensure modern and efficient working environments for the terrace building.

The use of ceramic and wood-effect luxury vinyl flooring, along with gloss panelling adds a touch of sophistication to the four retail spaces, creating a contemporary atmosphere that’s bright and welcoming. We also revealed a magnificent glass skylight previously encased within a section of unit 24’s plasterboard ceiling which now enhances the overall appeal of the building with daylight cast into the space.

New Bond Street Bath


BANES selected NKS Contracts based on our proven track record of excellence and adherence to the highest industry standards. The competitive tender process highlighted the company’s commitment to delivering exceptional results within a specified budget and timeline. So much so, we have been awarded a further project to complete enabling works to the 5-storey building at 19 New Bond Street, separating the property and its utility services into a commercial space with self-contained flats above.

Brendan Turner, Contracts Manager at NKS Contracts, commented, “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to work on such a project for B&NES, making these once-empty properties useful again. Our team is dedicated to transforming places and spaces as the principal contractor, and we are delighted to have brought these retail units back to life for the Council’s new tenants.”

About NKS Contracts Ltd

NKS is a Bristol-based building contractor specialising in general building and maintenance services. From the company's commitment to excellence and a strong track record of delivering high-quality projects, NKS has earned a reputation as a trusted construction industry partner for organisations across all sectors. The company's expertise spans a wide range of construction and maintenance services, making it a valuable partner in delivering essential maintenance services and construction-based projects for its clients.

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