O’LearyGoss Architects new visitor centre on the Grade I listed Clevedon Pier has been recognised for architectural excellence by its inclusion in this year’s RIBA Awards in the South West. The new structural glass building emerges from the stone approach ramp to the Victorian pier, complementing by contrast what Sir John Betjeman called “the most beautiful pier in England”.
O’LearyGoss Architects’ new Design Technology building has been handed over to St Joseph’s Catholic School, Laverstock, near Salisbury. The new building provides design technology and food technology rooms, as well as two IT suites. The building is the first phase of a comprehensive DT and classroom building, with that which is built being designed for extension in due course. The main contractor was Beard Construction.
This building is the third project undertaken by O’LearyGoss Architects for St Joseph’s School.
The first phase of this project, comprising eight rugby changing rooms, three functions rooms and a host of other facilities was handed over to the Lockleaze Sports Trust in January 2018. The building and playing fields are now operational.
O’LearyGoss Architects’ conversion of a former office building to Number One Bristol has been shortlisted in two categories for an RICS Award 2018. The project to provide 148 apartments within the converted towers is recognised in the Residential category. The transformation of the original 1970’s building by the addition of balconies and full height glazing is shortlisted in the Design Through Innovation category.
O’LearyGoss Architects designs for ten family houses at Nailsea Glassworks for Rollo Homes are taking shape. The timber framed structure, constructed within the shell of the last remaining building at this Scheduled Monument site, is nearing completion. The superstructure has been erected over encapsulated industrial archaeology – itself the subject of much study before and as the initial works commenced. The project is due for completion in mid-2018
O’LearyGoss Architects proposals for sensitive external alterations to the rear and sides of Guild Heritage House in Old Market have won planning permission. The proposals, which restore the 1913 street facade and reinstate the original railings, had enthusiastic support from the Old Market Community Association and a prior approval for permitted development to convert the building to 20 apartments. Work is now underway on site for completion in mid-2018.
The conversion of a former office building on Broad Street in the heart of Bristol’s old city to residential use has been completed. The building provides six apartments over three upper floors, retaining a commercial use to the street on the ground floor. The project, for Pediment Holdings Ltd., involved forming a new stairwell and extending the existing building into a lightwell at the rear. The building is next to the Grade I listed Church of St John the Baptist (visible in the photo), itself built into the medieval city walls.
Conversion of a 1970s former office building to create the distinctive Number One Bristol for PG Group is now complete. This project provides 148 apartments over 14 upper floors, and includes six double height penthouses. The majority of apartments have full height windows and access to glazed private balconies. Residents also have access to a roof garden and a communal garden room. Office space and retail units complete the development.
The steel skeletons of two of the remaining three apartment buildings which comprise Phase II of the Bankside development are now up. This phase will provide 27 apartments and 8 mews style houses, and is due for completion in early autumn 2018.