The Rec, Bath

Stadium for Bath is the project which brings together Bath Rugby, Bath Rugby Foundation and Arena 1865.


Stadium capactity

The Stadium for Bath project is about delivering a new home for Bath Rugby, regenerating the riverside in the heart of Bath, creating wider sporting and city benefits and building a legacy for all. The world class facilities will be an amazing place to enjoy rugby, which both celebrate and complement the world heritage City of Bath.

Phil Robinson, programme director for the Stadium for Bath project,  is working closely with the client team to create and coordinate the overall delivery strategy for this complex and sensitive project. An important part of this strategy is the open engagement with a wide spectrum of Bath stakeholders to ensure a stadium is delivered that the whole city can be proud of.

The initial pre-design phase of the project involved working with local community groups, city stakeholders, near neighbours, supporters and statutory authorities to understand what matters most to them regarding this project. The feedback from this engagement assisted with the selection of the architect and helped set the baseline considerations for the ongoing design process.

Stadium for Bath brings together Bath Rugby, Bath Rugby Foundation and Arena 1865. Further information can be found at

Client: Bath Rugby

Architect: Grimshaw

Engineering: Arup

Further appointments to follow…