Faithful+Gould has delivered a number of residential schemes across the south west both for a range of private and public-sector clients. As a result of our experience in the sector, combined with our expertise in the sensitive conservation of a range of listed buildings, we were appointed as employer’s agent, principal designer and independent certifier on the delivery of Brandon Yard, situated in the heart of Bristol’s waterfront.
Brandon Yard offers fifty-eight high quality one, two and three bedroom apartments, many of which feature wonderful views of the harbourside. The development includes the refurbishment and conversion of two Grade II listed stone buildings, together with sensitively-designed new build apartments, overlooking Bristol's floating harbour. The restoration of the historic Purifier House and Engine House marks the last piece in the jigsaw of the regeneration of this part of the city's floating harbour.
The independent certifier service provides our client, Acorn, with an impartial certification process for the works. Faithful+Gould independently review the contractor’s design and witness the construction to ensure that all project requirements are met. We then certify that the works are completed in accordance with the contract.
This area of Bristol has undergone many changes since the decline of the Docklands in the 1960’s and the Canon’s Marsh gasworks at Brandon Yard lay derelict for many years. Situated opposite Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the new residences aim to respect the culture and heritage of Bristol’s rich industrial past. The refurbishment of the oculus window of Purifier House and Engine House’s brick chimney will be a defining feature and an echo of the building’s history.
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