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Update on the revisions to S73 application - August 19

As promised at the meeting of 10th July, PG has made changes to the S73 designs, including the design of the Ashley Road frontage and within the Courtyard. This includes:

  • Introducing horizontality through the brickwork using Bathstone extending 
    across the whole frontage. 
  • Windows have been highlighted using Bathstone
  • Juliet balconies have been introduced to a number of the residential units to
    break up the frontage
  • The fifth floor has been recessed by 4-5m so no longer visible from Picton St
  • The Ashley Road corner commercial unit is recessed to open up the entrance to
    the courtyard, the frontage is still a glass design but this is not a curved glass. 
  • This recessing was also deemed necessary for fire access turning circle
  • Commercial units have been restored as on the original Assael drawings
  • One of the other concerns raised related to the rear windows facing Hepburn Road.
    PG has confirmed the design will revert to the original Assael design. 

The new drawings can be viewed here.



Update May 19

Since we last shared the revisions to the Ashley Road façade in January CAG and PG have continued talking and this has influenced some further design developments that we will be sharing with you over the next few week including:

Design B is the design being submitted for the application, the one with the 6-commercial  ground floor units as this was the preferred option

PG has also committed the architects to then turn their attention to the development of the facade design, following the ongoing discussions with CAG, and will share these revised designs during the application process

Shortly a revised CGI will also be created and shared to show this design development 

We can also confirm that the light stone used on the façade is Bath stone - this doesn’t really come across on the elevation attached.  

By way of explanation, PG's focus has been pulling all the strands together to enable submission of the application into the planning process. I am pleased to say this will happen this week. 

The other good news is that PG is also finalising the lengthy search for a suitable contractor to build the Carriageworks. This appointment is now being finalised with an Autumn start date, exact dates to be confirmed, but we will share this with you as soon as we can.  

CAG is holding a public meeting to share information/continue important dialogue with the community on: 

Thurs 16 May

from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

at Hamilton House (Mild West room)

Update Feb 19: The revised elevations showing two design options and a full response to your feedback has been added to the site. Please click here to take a look or go to Key information on the menu above. 

News update Dec 18: Two New CGIs have been produced to show how the new building will look. The CGIs show the frontage from Ashley  Road and junction of Stokes Croft. A brand new CGI showing how the site will look viewed from Picton Street is now on the site -  Click here to take a look

November Public Meeting
Thank you to all who came along to the community meeting - great turn out on a cold damp evening. Wide ranging discussions were had about the proposals and thank you to Lori and the CAG liaison group for chairing/sharing the meeting. Just follow the link to view the revisions Revisions link 

As CGIs are completed they will be added to the web site. Please let us have your feedback over the next few weeks. 

September Public Meeting
On September 12th 2018 there was a great local event to share initial findings on the Carriageworks - many thanks to all those who took part. Details of the presentation and all the materials presented on the night can be seen by clicking this link: CP Public Meeting Information 

We will be sharing further information over the coming weeks on developments at Carriageworks, including demolition, so please watch this space for further information.  

A bit of History 

The PG Group officially acquired the derelict site in November 2017, It has been empty for 35 years and condemned as an eyesore by residents.

The site includes the adjoining historic Grade Two listed Carriageworks building, which dates back to 1862 and is one of the West Country's  top ten most at risk heritages sites.

PG Group intends to build the granted Planning permission without making any substantial changes. This will require demolition of Westmoreland House and the restoration of the Carriageworks facade. the resulting development will create 112 new homes, as well as around 13 business units. Work on site is planned to start in the new year.

The site was formally acquired from London-based Fifth Capital, who were granted planning consent  in July last year. PG Group has said that it is keen to create a development that could contribute positively to the existing vibrant community and that consultations with the Carriage Works Action Group and other local community interest groups has already started. 

This web site will be used to enable the community to contribute to aspects of the development such as the Cultural Plan for the site. 

If you'd like to stay in touch with developments on Carriageworks and Westmorland House, please click THIS LINK

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