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.