O’LearyGoss Architects’ proposals for a new sports complex for Redmaids’ High School have now been submitted to South Glos. Council for Planning. These ambitious proposals include a new dual aspect pavilion at the heart of the site. The pavilion is conceived as a long, low roof providing shelter to those participating in, and watching, matches. Its building form and materials are a deliberate and considered response to the needs of a sports pavilion in a semi-rural position in the Green Belt.
We were delighted to attend the Bristol Diocesan Advisory Committee awards evening with our clients, at which the our Barnabas Building was recognised as a project completed to an exceptional standard of workmanship and one that has been key to that parish’s growth and mission. The project was also Short-listed for the RICS Community Benefit Award 2017.
The brief sought to retain the existing 1994 building whilst demolishing the earlier halls which had reached the end of their useful life. The completed new building has three linked halls which can be combined by retracting partitions to create a worship/function space with seating for approximately 280 people. A full catering kitchen, separate lounge area and multiple store areas are also provided.
Large windows allow the light to flood into the interior which intimately connects the internal spaces with the surrounding green area. Extensive use of glulam timber and a front triangular glass dome canopy give this energy efficient and sustainable building a contemporary feel.
More project details here.
O’LearyGoss Architects’ apartment building on North Road, Bristol for Griffon Homes is now completed and occupied.
The building, on a constrained site with over 3m change in level along the curved street frontage, is just off the well-known Gloucester Road. The development contains eight apartments and features a biodiverse roof.
A simple palette of materials and a carefully choreographed elevation help this contemporary building to relate to the adjacent Victorian buildings. The building replaces the battered and largely closed frontage of the previous building with quality brickwork, windows and balconies, improving security and creating a new sense of place in this little side street.
Despite the sensitive location within the local Conservation Area, O’LearyGoss Architects’ proposals obtained planning permission within eight weeks of submission.