The landmark Grade II Listed Bristol General Hospital occupies an important site on the historic Bristol quayside adjacent to Bathurst Basin. The setting of the Hospital and the harbour environs are of great historic significance and are protected by a number of Conservation Areas.
With the designed use of the Hospital at the end, Grant Associates worked closely with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on the masterplan for the sensitive redevelopment of Bristol General Hospital for both residential and commercial use.
The project is a heritage-led scheme, which involves the repair and re-use of the majority of the listed buildings and elements on site with several areas of new infill housing.
- High quality urban design, which creates a permeable and inclusive development that is part of the local community
- Hierarchy of spaces across the site, providing a sequence of different characters and functions for the use and enjoyment by residents and visitors
- Creation of French Yard, a new north-south pedestrian link through the site following the alignment of the historic Yard
- Creation of a fresh ‘shared space’ along Lower Guinea Street which fronts the Basin – a new high quality piece of public realm to the site and for the city