Lakeshore, Bristol



In Bristol, the Grade II Listed former headquarters for Imperial Tobacco is set in a mature green 4.65ha site, spanning a man made lake. This remarkable 1970s landscape has been sensitively converted by the developer Urban Splash, respecting the original design but inserting a contemporary, innovative layer of landscape that relates to its new residential live / work use and the expressive duality of the site building context. The development will create 358 new homes and some commercial space at the heart of the regeneration of Hartcliffe and the south Bristol area. The landscape proposals have been developed in consultation with both the local resident community and the ecological community. Although a private site, public access to Lake Shore for fishing groups, local schools and river wildlife groups is essential in developing a new resident population in harmony with the existing.

“Camlins were selected from a distinctly high quality field for their innovative and insightful view of the listed building and its landscape setting. They have produced a creative but deliverable design solution, which is in harmony with the building. The team are dedicated, focused and a pleasure to work with.”

James Howard, Associate Director – Development – Urban Splash

Client

Urban Splash

Date

2005 - 2009

Team

Ferguson Mann Architects / Buro Happold, structural engineer / AtelierTen, MEP