Our Bristol Studio design Director John Everett contributes to the magazine’s annual architecture review, published in this month’s (Nov 18) South West Business Insider.
“With Brexit discussions continuing, the feeling of uncertainty and caution within the built environment is understandable,” he says. “However, there is also a strong feeling of opportunity, desire and determination in the sector to progress with regeneration across the South West.
“The acute need for housing is well-known, with both private and public sectors looking to deliver small, medium and large developments, Like many other places in the region, Bristol typifies this feeling as a place rich with opportunity and a desire by all parties to transform, develop and aspire towards the future.”
The McArthur’s Yard Harbourside project led by The Guinness Partnership will create 140 residential units, commercial office and workshop space, as well as a ‘destination café space’. It’s just the sort of thing driving this sense of positivity, Everett says.
“This scheme will enhance the Harbourside experience,” he adds.
The Southville area, south of the city centre, also continues to be transformed into a vibrant, bustling and desirable area to live, work and play. The Old Brewery mixed-use development was recently submitted for planning approval.
“It will provide 94 new residential units – private and affordable – with more than 21,500 sq ft of co-working and commercial space centred around new public realm space,” Everett says. “While we await the nation’s future within the wider EU context, the South West region remains focused on the future of our cities, towns and villages.”
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