Residential development as part of a sports arena project
The development of 147 apartments overlooking Gloucestershire County Cricket forms an important part of development of the ground as an international venue. We designed the apartment scheme in collaboration with Arturus architects, preparing the elevational design and full construction drawings. The project is located in a densely populated residential area of Bristol and in a conservation area.
We designed the apartment block to appear as three building, forming the enclosure to one side of the cricket pitch. It sits above the club’s concourse level providing club facilities and gate security. The club’s name along with a multi coloured façade in the club’s colours appears over the concourse entrance. The entrances are positioned to feel separate from that of the Cricket Club and we have maximised the number of apartments that have a view of the pitch. Most apartments have large windows leading on to generous balconies. These are grouped to provide a strong elevational composition.