Maximising a Tight Infill Site

This project involved the redevelopment of an existing Salvation Army Hall, alongside the erection of a new 3-storey block to provide 11 flats with associated car parking and amenity on a vacant infill site in Bristol.

The development provides much needed residential accommodation to the area whilst giving a new lease of life to a tired but worthy piece of Bristol building stock. We were able to maximize the potential of the site by careful consideration of the building form and its layout. Through stepping back the building façade at second floor level and cutting out an undercroft car park from the existing building, the constrained site was made to accommodate

11 flats and associated car parking and amenity.

The new build sits sympathetically next to the historic Salvation Army Hall, echoing its materiality and proportions.

Matching English bond brickwork and a continual parapet line visually connects the two buildings with a set back vertical slate-clad section of façade tying into the roofscape of the existing building.

The design was born through an iterative process of consultation with the planners, ensuring that innovative design solutions were offered to overcome each challenge that the process raised.

The layout of the scheme maximizes solar gain into habitable spaces, with large windows facing east and west to capture morning and evening light whilst allowing for natural cross ventilation. Low u-value building elements have been used to ensure a fabric first approach to energy conservation which is aided by a large photovoltaic array, saving 20.6% on residual CO2 emissions and 13.4% on energy consumption.

  • High Quality Designed Residential Accommodation
  • Renovation of a Vacant Building into Residential Use
  • Contemporary Design Alongside an Historic Building
  • Energy Efficient Sustainable Design
  • Maximise Potential of a Constrained Urban Site

Project Architect

Tom Schular

Partner in charge

Tony Mullin

Channons Hill, Bristol

P Yates Ltd

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