We were appointed by the University of Bristol to develop a Strategic Masterplan for the Central Precinct area. The site is highly prominent on the Bristol skyline and forms an important part of the character of the city. It is also an historically sensitive site, covering four conservation areas and including a number of significant Listed buildings including the Grade I Listed Royal Fort House and Gardens at the heart of the site, with the impressive Wills Memorial Tower and Library adjacent.
Our brief was to produce a vision for the University which would accommodate expansion and consolidation of the site over the next 10-15 years. The scheme includes provision of 50,000 square metres of new build, including a new Learning Resource Centre, Student Union, teaching accommodation and recreation facilities on a range of demanding building sites across the precinct. It also provides the opportunity for an iconic tall building for the city.