Bath is well known for its Georgian Architecture but it is also home to a trio of important post-war industrial buildings for equally important clients. The Herman Miller factory designed by the Farrell Grimshaw Partnership in 1976 (listed Grade II) sits at the centre of this group which includes the 1967 YRM designed facility for Bath Cabinet Makers (later taken over by Herman Miller) (listed Grade II) and a factory addition for Rotork (Jeremy Fry’s company) designed by Leonard Manasseh & Partners in 1967 later extended by Farrell Grimshaw in 1972-3 (unlisted). Each building also presents a different story of use/re-use: The listing of the YRM building has resulted in its sensitive conversion to a supermarket while the Herman Miller building sits empty awaiting a new owner and the Rotork factory continues to serve its original client well. These buildings are all remnants of a white hot hi-tech Bath.
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