Location: Bedminster, Bristol
Project value: £3m
Services Provided: Civil and structural design, foundation design, project viability, report writing to Building Regulation Submission stage
Conversion of listed building into 14 apartments, with wraparound extension
PRO Structures was proud to be part of this historic scheme to convert an 1870s ‘poor house’ into 14 new one- and two-bedroom apartments, with a wraparound extension to the side and rear of the original building.
Our brief included carrying out several site visits before and after the ‘soft strip’ on the Victorian structure, writing a structural survey report and then carrying out the civil, substructure and super-structure design, for both the apartments housed within the original building and for the wraparound side extension.
Our foundation design for the new wraparound extension involved the need for piled foundations to bridge over a substantial original Victorian sewer with a wayleave order, to ensure it wasn’t damaged during construction. The superstructure design consisted of four split-level apartments on the ground and first floor, four more on the second floor, and six more on the third floor and in the wraparound extension area, seen in the photograph above.
This highly unusual and technically challenging landmark project was completed in 2017.
Images show the completed building with the wraparound extension, plus an internal view of one of the flats.