Robinson Building, Bristol


The redevelopment of a former paper bag factory and printing works to provide 100 apartments.

The original iron structure is retained, with the existing brick walls exposed internally. A new two storey roof addition provides duplex apartments with views across Bristol.

The building is heated by a mini-district heating system with centralised ventilation incorporating heat recovery. Natural light is brought into the heart of the building via a glazed atrium with stack effect cooling.

The development was awarded a CABE Building for Life Silver Standard and regional winner of the Premier Guarantee Conversion project of the Year 2010. A Bristol Civic Society Environmental Award followed in 2011.