Scaling up an iconic building
The modernist former Bristol Evening Post building is one of Bristol’s iconic 20th century buildings, built at scale to house the once whirring presses of the city’s daily newspaper. As print was left behind by online journalism, the large technical spaces proved awkward to convert to other uses.
The building has been reinvented and extended upwards by AHMM to accommodate new residential and commercial uses as well as to connect better at street level. Despite being situated above a dual carriageway sliced through historic Bristol, a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment was necessary to ensure there were no lasting negative effects on the older city views and character.
Architects: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris