50 generously proportioned apartments at prime riverside location
The retention, conversion and extension to these two former warehouses on Redcliffe Backs will prolong the life of these historically significant buildings.
The smaller Huller House is Grade II listed whilst the Cheese Warehouse has been identified as a building of special architectural merit due to its unique Hennebique reinforced concrete structure.
Owing to the prime riverside location in the heart of Bristol, the proposal is for a mixed use development including a Commercial unit with residential accommodation above. This comprises of five floors of apartments converted from the existing warehouses, an extra 2 storeys of new-build development to the Cheese Warehouse and a single new-build level to Huller House.
Fronting the Floating Harbour at the lower level a new covered walkway will be given over to public use. This provides the final link in the eastern riverside pedestrian walkway from Bristol Bridge to the north and Redcliffe Bridge in the south.
The development further includes the provision of changing facilities for members of the Bristol Cruising Club who have moorings on the adjacent pontoons.
Aesthetically the Cheese Warehouse elevations articulate the facade into classical components of base, body and capping which help to break down the scale of the building into legible tiers: A brick plinth element to the lowest floor, a rendered treatment to the main facade and new aluminium cladding and glass to the newbuild extension. The texture of brick cladding at ground level helps to break down the building to human scale, at the same time reinforcing the connection between the brick-faced Huller Building and the newer Cheese Warehouse.