Our design proposals for new student accommodation for Trinity College, an Anglican theological college in Bristol, have been shortlisted for development to the next stage of the competition.
The concept is to provide flexible, adaptable accommodation at a human scale by means of a sequence of small timber structures nestled into the woodland setting. The complex of buildings will be subservient to the main building and the woodland itself, appearing as a complex of small buildings of varying height, width, form and texture; finished in natural materials that will compliment the setting and over time, merge with the woodland.
The curved site layout, which responds to existing topography and tree lines, has been translated into a series of rectilinear forms that facilitate modular, flexible and adaptable accommodation. The orthagonal arrangement and repeated forms also promote a cost-effective construction that allows opportunity for off-site fabrication of some building elements.
The competition is organised by Bristol Housing Festival and has been featured in the Architects’ Journal.
A planning application has been submitted for a block of 20 affordable extra care apartments on a challenging site at Summer Lane, Worle. The accommodation is designed to allow elderly people to live independently within a community setting and is within a short walk of recreational, shopping and healthcare facilities.
The building has generously sized windows to give high levels of daylight – of particular value to older people – and are laid out to suit specialist extra care requirements.
Externally the building is of brick in two colours to give definition to its different parts, with a contrasting dark tiled roof broken up into a series of double and mono-pitches.
Bridges Design Associates have designed the landscape which includes trees planted to shield the site from the adjacent roads.
Planning Consultants: CSJ Planning
Construction work at Lily’s Orchard in Portishead is picking up pace again after the recent lockdown. Our designs for this development of four new family houses, plus the conversion of an existing coach house, received the unanimous approval of North Somerset Council’s Planning Committee when they were submitted last year.
The development is being construction managed by Crown Developments (Bristol) Ltd, now using the CLC Covid-19 site operating procedures.