Regeneration of Saxonvale in Frome

11 January 2019

Nash Partnership is pleased to be working with Acorn Property Group on the development of a former industrial site in Frome.

Despite being a key town centre site and just a short walk from the high street, the Saxonvale site has been derelict for many years. It was bought by Mendip District Council in 2018 to facilitate regeneration, and a subsequent sale to Acorn Property Group was agreed. Nash Partnership is providing urban design, planning and architecture services to help bring forward a residentially-led mixed use proposal.

To guide proposals for the site, a two-day event is being held where members of the public can share their views and discuss opportunities and ambitions for the site. After the events, Acorn and Nash Partnership will draw up detailed plans with a view to submitting a planning application in the spring.

Saxonvale has had a long history of industrial use but the buildings have since fallen vacant. Several proposals for redeveloping the whole or parts of the site have been submitted over the last two decades, but none have proceeded. Mendip District Council, Frome Town Council and Frome Civic Society and many other stakeholders have long sought to see this site come forward to make a positive contribution to the economy, character, sustainability and social identity of Frome.

The consultation events are happening at the Silk Mill Studios & Gallery in Frome on:

  • Friday 11th January (2pm – 7pm)
  • Saturday 12th January (10am-3pm)

Exhibition boards and a comment form will be available at