On Tuesday 10th May, Goram Homes and Bristol Housing Festival announced a shortlist of four firms for their Redcliffe Way Design Competition. Working hand in hand with Redcliffe Neighbourhood Forum, the competition asked for inspiring and inclusive ideas for the Portwall Lane carpark, to the North of St. Mary Redcliffe Church. Entrants were also challenged to see their design as the first piece of the puzzle to realise the community’s long-held vision to re-unite North and South Redcliffe.
Stephen Baker, Managing Director of Goram Homes said “We are committed to working with communities in Bristol to ensure that our developments meet local needs and complement existing neighbourhoods. This design competition was a fantastic opportunity for us to do just that and to support the Redcliffe Neighbourhood Forum in realising a long-held ambition to regenerate this area.”
Dan Tyndall, St Mary Redcliffe Parish Priest and Neighbourhood Forum Member said, “After a decade of hard work which kept getting stalled, Goram Homes has injected some exciting momentum into the Redcliffe Way project. This must be first part of a larger project that sees the transformation of the area stitching north and south Redcliffe back together again.”
The shortlisted group will now enter stage 2 of the competition, which will include community engagement and further development of their ideas. The aim is to select a winner at the end of the summer.
Find out more about the shortlisted firms below:
We believe that fantastic architecture makes a positive difference to people’s lives. This is the inspiration that drives all that we do. We are a design-led award-winning RIBA Chartered practice working for leading clients on a variety of exciting projects across the south and southeast of the UK at all RIBA stages (0-7).
Groupwork, McGregor Coxall and Hydrock
Groupwork are an internationally respected practice based in London, who have a reputation for their portfolio of residential, mixed use, civic buildings, infrastructure and work to historic and listed buildings. The practice has won numerous architectural awards in the UK and abroad, including 11 RIBA Awards and nominations for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2017 and 2021 for the best building in the UK. All completed projects have won RIBA Awards. Indeed, 15 Clerkenwell Close has already won an RIBA 2018 Award and been nominated for others as well as having been exhibited at the Royal Academy and been published across a number of printed and online titles worldwide.
McGregor Coxall are a multi-disciplinary design firm located in Bristol, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Shenzhen. They combine their international expertise and experience, with local knowledge and sensitivities to deliver design solutions for complex urban and environmental challenges. They blur the boundaries between design and engineering, allowing them to integrate technical and design excellence while weaving culture, ecology and artistic elements into their design.
Hydrock is an award-winning integrated engineering design, energy and sustainability consultancy employing 700 people UK-wide from a national office network that includes offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Leeds and Southampton. The company is regularly listed in the 100 Best Large Companies to Work For survey.
HTA Design sets out to create great places to live, and to be a great place for our people to work. HTA is a practice of over 200 architects, urbanists, planners, landscape architects, interior designers, sustainability specialists, graphic designers and researchers. Our collective focus is on creating great places to live and we have a 50-year track record of the design and delivery of better housing.
As architects, landscape architects and urban designers, we create award winning buildings, living landscapes and thriving urban spaces, using inventive design to solve real life challenges. Putting people at the heart of it.