New apartment block transforms a difficult site

New apartment block transforms a difficult site

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.

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