The GreenWay Project, Bristol

The Greenway Project in Bristol started with conversations around how to encourage people along greener paths into and out of the city, taking routes which led them away from main roads.

The project goes between community hubs and has used public art and food recipes to reach outwards into the community. It celebrates the local cultural foods of the area, the residents and creates spaces to gather and engage along a green route.

Delivered from conception to completion, considering how the community money would be most usefully spent. Street furniture has been introduced to the green spaces for feasting; bike racks for sustainable transport options with insect hotels to add biodiversity; changing the spatial configuration of the public spaces, making the community buildings look outward and shine by rendering the walls and supporting an artist competition; the recipe competition enabled local people to further engage with the project; tree planting and the consideration of the lighting scheme to create safer spaces by night. All of which enables the community to better use their public spaces with food at the heart of the offer.

Brunel’s SS Great Britain Cafe

Discover the ship that changed the world and the renovated cafe

We were proud to work alongside a London based branding team and the client SS Great Britain to revitalise the cafe for the No. 1 tourist attraction in Bristol.

The cafe was renovated over 7 nights to enable activity to continue during the day. The delivery was costed, project managed and designed by our in house team. The look and feel of the cafe was developed to match the brand associated with Brunel’s SS Great Britain.

Old Market Assembly

Old Market Assembly, Bristol

Opened in November 2015. From conception to completion took a year and half, with the clients. The building hosts a theatre, bakery, music performance space, bar and restaurant.

Once a strip joint and before that a bank we brought the building back to life as the beautiful architectural gem it once was. The beautiful roof light was uncovered, the boxing to the front facade was opened up to let natural light in and the large steel vault was removed.

The balcony was reoriented and kitchen and bar opened up in to the main space. The building has played a key role in activating the Old Market High Street since 2015.

M32 Motorway Underpass

Junction 2 of the M32 offers a large covered space which can be used in many
ways for the community. It has huge potential yet is under used.
The junction is a key route between Fishponds, Easton, Stapleton road and
Eastville Park with Muller road and Lockleaze, St Werburghs and the retail
park where many people shop. The space sits on the boundary of Eastville
and Lockleaze, and are Bristol’s fourth and fifth most diverse neighbourhoods.
Many ethnicities, religions and backgrounds all add to the social mix.1 The
space has the potential to be a rich place of community exchange due to the
location and all weather protection.
Currently the space is only used as a through route, this can be due to the
harsh environment, and that there is no reason to stop and dwell. Pedestrians
have been killed at surface level as they try to avoid the subways,2 and the
space at night is deemed less safe and has been subject to crime such as
criminal damage and arson.3 There are also large areas of unused ‘left over’
space to the east of junction 2, connected with redundant subways. Low
footfall inherently means spaces are deemed less safe.

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The scope of this report will outline proposals for interventions and props
situated underneath Junction 2 that can improve the perception of the space,
increase dwell time, and capitalise on this large underused public space.

Love Easton

Love Easton was a project which was set up to create pioneering ways to engage with local residents in inner city, east Bristol. The aim was to create a document of local people needs, wants and aspiration for their area. Unique engagement techniques were used, such as setting up a pop-up café for 6 weeks, weekly food events, design workshops, gigs, a street fair and exhibitions.

The result was a document which can be downloaded from this website and a final exhibition of the findings which were presented at the architecture centre, Bristol on the waterfront. This gave the project city wide recognition.

The project involved the design of a website, marketing, PR, community engagement, consultation, the design of a pop-up shop, exhibition curation, event coordination, document production, graphic design, branding, masterplanning and place-making strategies.

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