The Point, Wapping Wharf

In Brief

Crosby Homes (Special Projects) LTD


Construction Value:

November 2001

This housing development at Wapping Wharf, Bristol, provides 105 apartments, nine town houses and a café. The brownfield development is located in a particularly sensitive and historic conservation area with a 200 metre frontage along the floating harbour, adjacent to the SS Great Britain. It has spectacular views across the river to the city centre.

The scheme was developed through public meetings with local interest groups prior to the planning application. The final designs, which have brought vitality and a new landmark to a previously derelict site, are considered to be a good reflection of these discussions and the criteria established at the meetings.

Selected Awards

2004 Civic Trust Award: Commendation

2002 RIBA Award: Winner 

2002 National Homebuilder Design Award: Best Brownfeild Site: Winner 

2002 National Homebuilder Design Award: Best Housing Development: Commendation

2002 Housing Design Award: National Award: Winner

2002 CABE Building for Life Award: Winner

The Point, Wapping Wharf

“..attention to the quality of design from the internal planning to the treatment of the public realm, makes it an excellent augury for the future.”
Jury’s Comments
Housing Design Awards 2002