St Thomas Street delivers a high quality landmark,
borne out of the idiosyncratic character that runs through Bristol’s townscape. It is predicated on four key cornerstones:
- The city’s rich cultural heritage
- The high quality architectural context of the site, both historic and future
- Bristol’s progressive entrepreneurial character
- The creation of a nurturing and protective environment for the talented individuals whose contributions to their respective disciplines will ultimately help chart a path for society into the future.
The residence is conceived to provide a dynamic environment supporting students as they pursue their own academic goals. Taking cues from Redcliffe’s river front wharf buildings the principle ground floor facades are articulated via a series of rhythmic arched openings – varying in size and height according to the functions they frame within the building. To mark the key St Thomas Street/Mitchell Lane junction the arches converge at a double height opening that defines the principle entrance to the building, leading - via an arcade - into central courtyard which, in turn, provides an intimate and nurturing threshold to the student accommodation entrances. Please visit F3’s fly through video of the completed scheme: https://www.f3g.uk/portfolio/st-thomas-street/