A large development of almost an entire block in central Bristol. The project involved the retention of the existing 18 storey former Bristol and West Tower.

The tower has had the original brutal concrete cladding stripped and replaced with a very high quality glazing facade system that forms part of project public art contribution.

The narrow footprint of the tower had been increased with a lightweight steelwork extension on all 18 floors to increase the floor plan width to suit the requirements of the hotel operator.

The existing adjacent blocks were demolished and replaced with residential apartments up to 10 storey in height. These consisted of concrete frame flat slab construction and steel framing to the upper floors to satisfy differing apartment layouts. Ground floor commercial units and basement parking complete the scheme.

KEY FEATURES

  • 1.5m lightweight steel extension to 18 floors to increase footprint width.
  • 10 storey new build residential units either side of hotel tower.
  • Existing 1960's drainage wetwell, refurbished and re-used for hotel drainage.
  • Residential blocks constructed as six storey RC frame, then four storey steelwork above.  

 

 

 

 

Project Client

Imperial Properties

Architect

Atkins Walter Webster

Project Value

£35m

Completion Date

2009