Saving the Princess of Wales

Saving the Princess of Wales

O’LearyGoss Architects have submitted a planning application to bring the former Princess of Wales public house in Bedminster back to life. The renovation proposal includes an extension and conversion into three apartments.

The Princess of Wales is the only remaining element of a row of terraces from 1863 and is located on a prominent corner along British Road and Westbourne Grove within the Bedminster Conservation Area. It has not been successful as a pub for many years and this is reflected in the poor condition of the building fabric. Without a new lease of life it is in danger of reaching a state beyond repair.

Our proposal retains three of the existing elevations, with traditional sliding sash windows replacing the unsympathetic plastic windows. A mansard storey added at roof level is set back behind the existing parapet whilst a rear extension is finished in red brick with stone detailing to match the terraces along British Road. The front courtyard and stone boundary walls will also to be retained and refurbished.

The client, David Fitter, is focusing on Bristol for development due the city’s lifestyle qualities, prosperity and continued growth.

Planning Consultants: CSJ Planning