28th September 2023
Bath’s status as both a historic city and a regional hub for business was at the heart of a roundtable discussion this week, sponsored by Thrings.
Held in partnership with regional news outlet BusinessDesk.com and Bristol & Bath Regional Capital, the event brought together business leaders and influencers from the city's thriving public, private, charity and educational sectors to discuss how development will play a role in improving the commercial and residential offering across Bath, as well as becoming more relevant to the changing needs of a modern workforce.
This is the second event of its kind organised by the law firm and the regional media outlet, with the first in Bristol having discussed how cities can futureproof themselves.
Topics covered during the hour-long debate ranged from the city's economic potential and the opportunities of a shared long-term vision, to overcoming the social disparities faced by people across Bath and how the city can maintain its unique heritage whilst fostering a modern image and keeping pace with others across the country.
Representing Thrings in the discussion were Thrings Partners Ros Trotman and Michael Tatters, who head up the firm’s Development of Land and Property Litigation departments, with the pair providing key insight into what impact planning policy and changing national legislation could have.
Ros Trotman, Head of Development Land, said: “It was great to have experts from across the Real Estate sector sharing their expertise on how Bath can position itself to be a city of tomorrow. Whether it is developing the commercial and residential sectors, working closer with the universities and continuing to incorporate our pursuit of Net Zero into the wider strategy, these are the conversations we need to keep having.”
Michael Tatters, Head of Property Litigation, added: “Bath is a city famous for its incredible heritage, but it is also modern, innovative and forward-thinking, and it was clear that everyone at the table today shared this perspective. There is a real opportunity to establish a shared vision for Bath we can collectively take forward, and it was great to explore this with fellow professionals from across the city.”
Mike Ribbeck, South West Editor of BusinessDesk.com and chair of the roundtable, said: “It was fantastic to have partnered with Thrings for the second time in delivering a productive and insightful roundtable event. Having such a strong mix of viewpoints made for a fascinating discussion and I hope everyone has come away with a new perspective on how we could continue to raise the profile of Bath and help the city to reach its potential.”
As a leading law firm in Real Estate, Thrings works with clients on a range of land and construction related matters, from Development of Land, Planning and Clean Energy, to Commercial and Residential Property, with a strong track record for supporting the delivery of high value projects and securing positive deal outcomes in both purchasing and selling. To find out more, please get in touch.