Canningford House update

Canningford House, 38 Victoria Street Bristol BS1 6BY

The Society supports the proposed development with strong reservations.

The redevelopment of this brownfield site would provide an enhanced level of high-quality employment space. The proposals include the reinstatement of a historic route through the city in Long Row, and substantial public realm improvements which combine to improve the setting of the Grade II Listed Cornubia public house.

We are less supportive of the design proposals above ground floor. We consider that the treatment of the upper stories and of the facade for the roof plant is unacceptable and will be a discordant note on the street scene and in the wider townscape.

We also have reservations concerning the elevation described as “north east Temple Street” which comprises the proposed office windows behind the Cornubia. This façade, which provides the backdrop to the pub is far too overbearing, and we would like to see further details of this particular elevation, as well as improvements in its appearance.

Simon Birch

Full Civic Society review.

Original Civic Society review.



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