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.
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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.
Diletta Passaro ARB, RIBA has recently joined O’LearyGoss Architects. Diletta previously worked for several practices in London and Rome, including acting as Project Architect on an office new build and residential refurbishment in the Soho Conservation Area, a 95 unit residential and extra care development, and a retail refurbishment and re-branding framework of 200+retail units. Diletta has been an RIBA Chartered Architect since 2014 has recently completed the RIBA Conservation Training Course. We are delighted to have her on our team.
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O’LearyGoss Architects’ proposals for a new sports complex for Redmaids’ High School have been made public as part of a pre-planning community consultation process. The ambitious proposals provide a new dual aspect pavilion at the heart of their new site in Henbury. The masterplan includes two world class hockey pitches as well as netball and tennis courts, together with space for athletics and cricket. The existing sports and social club and high quality football pitches will be retained on the site.
O’LearyGoss Architects’ design for a small apartment building in south Bristol for Crown Developments has received the approval of Bristol City Council’s Planning Committee. The project, a three storey building providing a mix of one and two bedroom apartments, replaces a redundant commercial premises. With one exception, all apartment have generous terraces or balconies. The form of the building responds to its location at the confluence of three streets, and to the near-storey change in level across the site. The building is contemporary in design, but will be executed in the timeless material of brick, with elements finished in raised seam metal.
The proposal is for a car free development, in line with planning policy, with 20% CO2 reduction through on-site renewable energy generation. The ecological footprint will be enhanced by a biodiverse roof.
O’LearyGoss Architects’ design for a terrace of five houses on a backland site in south Bristol is the subject of a current planning application to Bristol City Council. The site has long been vacant, its last use being a builder’s yard well over a decade ago. Our proposals provide five family houses, each with a south facing garden set over three storeys to take advantage of the steep slope over the site. Each house has a dedicated on-site parking space, with a communal landscaped area to the front enhanced by two retained trees.
O’LearyGoss Architects’ designs for an apartment building in Bedminster, Bristol have been submitted for planning permission. The proposals, for Crown Developments, provide 30 apartments in a building which steps from three storeys to five storeys in height, executed in two colours of brickwork with feature metal cladding.
A communal heating system is located in a retained building on the site. The scheme also includes a small shared south west facing garden for the enjoyment of residents. Most apartments have private balconies or terraces.
The image shows the proposed building, with O’LearyGoss Architects’ conversion of the Robinson Building in the background.
O’LearyGoss Architects’ designs for a small infill residential development in Portishead for Crown Developments have received the unanimous approval of North Somerset Council’s Planning Committee. The project retains the original 19th century house and the conversion of an outbuilding to become a small cottage. Four new houses are arranged around a a cul-de-sac. These new buildings use simple pitched roof forms in brick and plain tile, with large windows carefully orientated to maximise sunlight whilst avoiding overlooking.
The buildings have been arranged around existing mature trees, and the site layout enhances the ecological footprint of the site. The proposals also address long standing residents’ concerns regarding road safety on Slade Road.
O’LearyGoss Architects’ designs for a hotel in Corn Street in the heart of Bristol’s Old City have been submitted for planning permission. The proposals convert a Grade II listed building by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, along with a 1960s office building next door, into a 126 room modern hotel, complete with foyer bar and restaurant sited on the ground floor. The proposed full height top-lit atrium through the later building provides the “wow” factor to complement the remodelled precast concrete facade which will be clad with Portland stone.
The first residents have now moved in to the townhouses designed by O’LearyGoss Architects in the former Glassworks building in Nailsea. Rollo Homes are currently completing the commercial unit at the High Street end.