We are delighted that our Challender Court Project received two awards at the RIBA South West Awards 2018 including the Sustainability Award and an RIBA South West Award. The following is from the judges citation “Challender Court demonstrates a creative response to the UK’s housing crisis, making excellent use of a constrained, brownfield Bristol City Council site to provide eight one bed apartments which respond to a brief to be robust, low maintenance and low energy.
Challender Court provides an excellent reference for the sensitive redevelopment of brownfield sites; whilst so much of the industry effort is focussed on large scale development, this scheme demonstrates that an intelligent ‘boutique‘ approach has the potential to unlock even the most unpromising sites, to provide attractive, robust and sustainable homes.”
At the end of April we took the office on a study trip to Vauban, an exemplary sustainable neighbourhood in Freiburg, Germany. Vauban is a suburban neighbourhood built on a disused former military base. It has been planned to prioritise cyclists, pedestrians and children’s street play over car use and demonstrates what can be achieved with a community led approach to suburban regeneration.
We are delighted that our project for the refurbishment and extension of Grade II Listed Triley Court in the Brecon Beacons National Park for developer Brownfield Green has been shortlisted in three categories for the RICS Wales Awards.
Outline planning applications have been submitted for two of our housing projects in Lockleaze for Bristol City Council. The Constable Rd and Crome Rd site (pictured) will provide 81 new homes and the Romney House site includes 268 new homes with a broad mix of unit types and tenure.
We are delighted that the Challender Court new build council housing project for Bristol City Council has been shortlisted for the RIBA South West Awards. It joins a prestigious list of projects across the region. This project forms part of a wider strategy being undertaken by Bristol City Council to deliver new build council housing on council owned infill sites around the city. Details of the shortlist are available on the link below https://www.architecture.com/knowledge-and-resources/knowledge-landing-page/13-buildings-shortlisted-for-riba-awards-in-the-south-west
Our new build council housing for Bristol City Council has been featured in the Architects Journal as part of their housing issue.
Planning Permission has now been granted for this development on Picton Lane in Montpelier. The mixed use building will provide a ground floor business hub as well as seven apartments.
Our recently completed housing for Bristol City Council features in an exhibition of new housing at Bristol’s Architecture Centre
We worked with Bristol City Council to hold a public consultation event this week to present our emerging proposals for two sites in Lockleaze, Bristol. Proposals for the former Lockleaze School site include 267 new mix tenure homes focused around a new linear park. More details are available on Bristol City Council’s consultation hub: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/
The team at Southsea are making great progress on the construction of our development of retirement housing for McCarthy & Stone.
Emmett Russell Architects will be discussing our Lawrenny Sustainable Housing at the annual conference of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales in December. The 2016 conference is entitled ‘A Time for Place’ and is dedicated to place-making, exploring the principles of place planning and urbanism and celebrating the best examples in the UK and beyond.
Our proposal for four new low energy rural houses has been submitted for planning. The four houses are arranged around an open shared paddock. We have examined local farm building typologies in developing the design.
Emmett Russell Architects have worked with the team from BBC DIY SOS to design a new building for the Roots Foundation in Swansea. The charity supports children in care and those leaving the care system and the new building will provide a base for the work of the charity as well as four new apartments for young people leaving care. The ‘Million Pound Build’ was the largest project ever undertaken by the DIY SOS team and was built in just 11 days.
We recently carried out a public consultation on our emerging proposals for a new residential development for Bristol City Council on the former Lockleaze School site. Proposals include 267 new mix tenure homes focused around a new linear park. More details are available on Bristol City Council’s consultation hub: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/place/romney-house-constable-road-development/