Thriving mixed use community on the harbourside
Finzels Reach Phase 1
|Awards||BCO Regional Commercial Workplace Award 2013 for Bridgewater House/ Georges Square Building Design Award: Urban Regeneration - Architect of the Year 2004 / Bristol Civic Society Award: Environmental Regeneration 2004|
HDG Mansur renamed this former Courage Brewery site after Conrad Finzel, who refined sugar in Counterslip in the 19th century. The Finzels Reach development converts this redundant site into a new live/ work quarter in the Redcliff Conservation Area.
We wanted the waterfront elevations to respond to the historic dockside character of the site and to stitch together the historic buildings on Finzels Reach and Bath Street.
Appointed directly through traditional procurement by the client on this complex site, AWW acted as delivery architects from Stage 4.
The project involved major structural refurbishment works, including the retention of existing façades, restoration of medieval walkways, and demolition and repair to the existing harbour walls. Floating pontoons were necessary to enable works to be carried out within this sensitive area.