Colin Virtue, Executive Director and Katie Priest, Associate Planner attended Planning Committee at Bristol City Council on Wednesday, in support of an application for A Caci Property Lettings & Management for two new flats in a city centre, backland site. Despite an officer recommendation for refusal, Councillors were supportive of the application and approved it with a majority vote.
The site is a constrained backland site, overlooked by residential flats on two sides, with offices on the other two. The design was complex, as it needed to mitigate overlooking, as well as ensuring sufficient light to the existing flats and future occupiers of the site. This resulted in a modern, cantilevered three storey building, which steps back from the surrounding residential flats, as the height increases.
In order to ensure a good outlook and standard of amenity, a high quality landscaping scheme was incorporated, including green roofs, green walls, new planting, and new hard landscaping to delineate public and private spaces. The building also incorporates sustainability measures such as solar panels.
The result is a great use of an otherwise redundant space, and demonstrates that high quality urban living can be achieved using innovative design.
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