Planning permission has just been granted for a proposed new build in Eastville, Bristol on a former neglected backlands site. The property will without doubt stand out from the crowd, with its flat roof being planted with an array of wild flowers and foliage, providing the perfect haven for insects and birds.
O’LearyGoss Architects’ conversion of a former office building to 148 apartments and penthouses, a roof garden and offices for the PG Group has been Highly Commended in the Insider Property Awards South West 2018.
Number One Bristol has previously been shortlisted for two RICS awards.
O’LearyGoss Architects’ designs for a small infill residential development in Portishead have been submitted for planning permission. The project retains the original 19C house, and proposes five new houses and the conversion of an outbuilding, creating a cul-de-sac of modern houses in a largely Victorian and Edwardian area near the centre of Portishead. The new buildings use simple pitched roof forms in brick and plain tile, with large windows carefully orientated to maximise sunlight whilst avoiding overlooking.
O’LearyGoss Architects designs for the restoration and conversion of Guild Heritage House in Old Market have just completed, and the building is now occupied. The project, which restored the 1913 street facade and re-opened two small internal courtyards, provides twenty apartments within the volume of the original building. The building work was undertaken by Construction Total Solutions on behalf of Hatchbury.
O’LearyGoss Architects’ conversion of a former office building to Number One Bristol has been shortlisted in the Insider’s South West Property Awards 2018. The project to provide 148 apartments within the converted towers is recognised in the Residential category. The development was the highest volume selling scheme of 2017 in Bristol.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.