Challender Court

This project was the winner of the RIBA South West Sustainability Award 2018. It is a new build council housing development on a former garage site on the Northern fringe of Bristol. It was part of a larger project undertaken for Bristol City Council for new council homes on infill sites on existing HRA land. The project addresses a need in the area for smaller housing units. The key challenge for this project was to make efficient use of a tight site whilst avoiding any overlooking to neighbouring properties. The metal screened balconies allow light into the first floor flats whilst minimising views into neighbouring gardens. The balcony screens step down at the sides to open up and allow longer oblique views.

This project won two RIBA awards including the South West Sustainability Award and has been featured in the Guardian and published in the Architect’s Journal and the RIBA Journal. It also won a Bristol Civic Society Award.

Project Team: Structural Solutions, Roundfield, Greengauge, Melhuish and Saunders