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Ten new family homes at Nailsea Glassworks due for completion Summer 2018

Ten new family homes at Nailsea Glassworks due for completion Summer 2018

The scaffolding is due to come down soon on O’LearyGoss Architects designs for ten family houses at Nailsea Glassworks for Rollo Homes. The form of the ten new houses, constructed within the shell of the last remaining building at this Scheduled Monument site, is now clear. We are particularly delighted with the brick trimmed openings in the stone walls, and the crispness of the natural slate roof.

The houses are due for completion over the summer months.

Planning application for Urban Living in South Bristol

Planning application for Urban Living in South Bristol

O’LearyGoss Architects have submitted a planning application for 60 apartments (in three buildings) and eight houses on the site of a former builders’ merchant depot in South Bristol. The project, for Crown Developments, will include 13 affordable dwellings for United Communities.

The site is located in an area identified by Bristol City Council as suitable for higher density urban living. Despite the increased density all dwellings are generously proportioned, with every plot enjoying private outdoor space in the form of a garden, roof terrace or balcony. The buildings are set around a communal open play space at the heart of the site.

New Design Technology building opens at St Joseph’s Catholic School, Laverstock

New Design Technology building opens at St Joseph’s Catholic School, Laverstock

O’LearyGoss Architects’ new Design Technology building at St Joseph’s Catholic School, Laverstock, near Salisbury was formally opened on Wednesday 16th May 2018 by the Bishop of Clifton. The new building provides design technology and food technology rooms, as well as two IT suites. These facilities will be used to support the enhanced curriculum offered by the school from the beginning of the academic year in Autumn 2018.

The building is the first phase of a comprehensive DT and classroom building.

Oxfordshire Barns – Planning Permission Granted

Oxfordshire Barns – Planning Permission Granted

Planning permission has just been granted for O’LearyGoss Architects’ proposals to convert redundant agricultural buildings in the Oxfordshire countryside to five houses. The timber framed barns will be restored to a traditional appearance, with timber cladding and pantiled roofs, with the original wagon doors replaced with oak framed glazing to internal double height spaces. By contrast, the two more recent outbuildings to be converted have been designed in a contemporary style, with sleek raised seam metal cladding.

Clevedon Pier shortlisted for RIBA Awards South West 2018

Clevedon Pier shortlisted for RIBA Awards South West 2018

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”.

New Design Technology Building handed over

New Design Technology Building handed over

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.

Lockleaze Sports Centre open for business!

Lockleaze Sports Centre open for business!

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.

Number One Bristol shortlisted for two RICS Awards 2018

Number One Bristol shortlisted for two RICS Awards 2018

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.

New Housing at “Nailsea Glassworks”

New Housing at “Nailsea Glassworks”

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

Guild Heritage House wins planning permission

Guild Heritage House wins planning permission

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.