November 2018

AJ Architecture Awards Finalist

Our Challender Court council housing project for Bristol City Council is a finalist in the Architects Journal Architecture Awards 2018. The winner will be announced on December 4th.

October 2018

Housing Projects featured in RSAW Touchstone Journal

Our Challender Court and Suffolk Close housing projects for Bristol City Council are featured in the RSAW Touchstone Journal this month. The article by Ed Green compares the approaches of councils in Bristol and Cardiff to delivering new housing. ‘The article highlights the Bristol projects as “a fantastic example of what can be achieved through thoughtful design and a commitment to quality”.

September 2018

BCC gives go ahead for New Local Housing Company

Our proposals for the Romney House Site in Lockleaze are due to be one of the first developments for Bristol’s new Local Housing Company. Outline planning consent was granted for the proposals in July. The new development at Romney House will provide 268 new homes.

When outline planning consent was granted in July Bristol City Council cabinet member for housing Paul Smith said: “The outline designs for these sites, incorporating high quality design, green space, environmental sustainability and significant levels of affordable housing alongside open-market housing, will create not just more homes for people in Bristol but new communities and great places to live.”

August 2018

Planning Permission Granted for Redland Road House

Planning permission has been granted for this new house in Bristol. The design of the house picks up on the gable frontages of the adjacent terrace and makes effective use of a tight site next to a railway embankment.

July 2018

Suffolk Close Wins Building Excellence Award

Our new build Council housing at Suffolk Close, Henbury has won the ‘Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development’ at the LABC Building Excellence Awards.

June 2018

Planning Submitted for Redland House

Planning has been submitted for this new house on an angular site in Redland. We have been testing and developing the form of the house through models.

May 2018

Challender Court Wins Two RIBA Awards

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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.”

April 2018

Study Trip to Vauban, Freiburg

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.

April 2018

Triley Court shortlisted for RICS Awards

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.

March 2018

Planning Applications Submitted for Lockleaze

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.

March 2018

Challender Court Shortlisted for RIBA South West Award

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

 

 

March 2018

Bristol Council Housing Published in the AJ

Our new build council housing for Bristol City Council has been featured in the Architects Journal as part of their housing issue.

March 2018

Planning Granted for Licata

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.

February 2018

Architecture Centre Exhibition

Our recently completed housing for Bristol City Council features in an exhibition of new housing at Bristol’s Architecture Centre

December 2017

Lockleaze Public Consultation

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/