Paintworks Phase III
A brush with the future.
Paintworks is a former Victorian paint and varnish factory that runs along the River Avon. Having undergone renovation for the past decade, it is now considered one of Bristol’s key creative hubs.
Combining industry with residential.
The entire development is constructed on a podium, allowing a network of pedestrianised streets, alleyways, public plazas and courtyards, with car parking hidden away underneath.
To build on Paintwork’s character, design cues have been taken from the existing development, including materiality and vibrant colours that shines through at every corner.
Street furniture encourages residents to venture beyond their front doors and meet each other, while in the centre, a central plaza can be used for markets, open-air cinema and day-to-day amenity space.
Unlike standard residential estates, merging work and home has created a community of creatives.
Paintworks is a mixed-use development symbolic of a shift in urban design; a people-first approach for the community to live, work and play.