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/
We have submitted proposals for a new mixed use development on Picton Lane, Montpelier incorporating studio spaces arranged around an courtard with apartments above. The proposals have been designed to reflect the historic grain of the Georgian plot boundaries.
Work is progressing well with Brownfield Green’s development at Triley Court in the Black Mountains. The project involves the conversion of a Grade II Listed former nursing home into 10 houses including this new low energy courtyard house which is built into the hillside.
We will be discussing the work of the practice at the “Design Thinking : Emerging Practice” Symposium at the Arnolfini in Bristol on 9th November.
Our development at Winterton House Wendover for Mccarthy and Stone is almost complete with the first apartments now occupied.
Our proposals for new sustainable housing for the village of Lawrenny in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is currently out for public consultation.
Our seafront apartment building for McCarthy & Stone is making excellent progress. The second floor slab is currently being cast.
Our three Passivhaus projects for Bristol City Council are making great progress. The timber frame is up at Satchfield Crescent and is starting to emerge at Peverell Drive.
Our church conversion on Porthkerry Road in Barry has won the 2016 RICS award for best residential development in Wales. The citation states “The Romilly Quarter scheme saw a Victorian former Methodist church and Sunday school hall, both Grade II listed, turned into 11 imaginative homes. The development has brought to life an historic building and demonstrates being environmentally friendly usage and energy efficiency, while preserving and enhancing a well-loved local landmark”.
Our project for new build council housing built to passivhaus standard has now started on site. The project will deliver 20 new homes across three sites in North Bristol.
Work is progressing fast on our project at Winterton House, Wendover. The development of 21 retirement homes for McCarthy & Stone will be completed later this year.
After a seven year hiatus we are really excited to be moving forward again with our proposals for sustainable housing in Lawrenny Pembrokeshire. The development will incorporate a biomass community heating system, workshop units, a new village square as well as 32 new houses.
Construction of this new scout hut in Bristol has jsut been completed. The Hut was the result of a long term collaboration with a dynamic and proactive community group to provide a much needed new space for local children.