Bristol City Council has granted planning permission for the restoration and conversion of two listed buildings at a former tobacco site in Bedminster, Bristol. Purcell has been working with the developers, City & Country, to develop the masterplan as well as create designs for new buildings and historic conversions.

The site, now named Factory No.1, will be transformed into 247 contemporary new homes. The restoration of Regent House and Consort House will contribute to the plans and a number of new apartment buildings will also be built within the current rear car park. Other works planned include public realm improvement works and a new undercroft car park.

We're delighted that Bristol City Council has given the go-ahead for Factory No.1. Regent House and Consort House are the only two remaining buildings from the Imperial Tobacco factory complex and their transformation will revitalise these important landmarks for modern living. Our heritage-led approach enables us to combine contemporary design with an understanding of the rich historic detail of these buildings. The regeneration of the site is a key component of a dynamic masterplan which will reconnect the site to Bedminster.

Alasdair Travers, Partner