Clarkebond advise on warehouse re-development for residential use

Revised plans for the development of the McArthurs Warehouse site on Gas Ferry Road in Bristol are being considered by Bristol City Council following a public consultation. The site has been vacant for more than 20 years and is one of the last remaining development plots surrounding Bristol's Floating Harbour.

Clarkebond have provided pre-planning services on the MacArthur’s Warehouse site, including geotechnical and contamination remediation advice, conditions survey of existing buildings,  flood risk assessment, structural, civil and drainage options.

Built in the early 19th century as a malt house, the site comprises a series of warehouse buildings and structures which became the headquarters of Bristol-based metal merchant McArthur's Group.  The Guinness Partnership, one of the largest providers of homes for affordable rent and sale throughout England, is proposing to develop the site for a mix of residential and commercial use including up to 150 apartments and circa 1500 sq m of commercial space.

The development is likely to comprise 6 storeys of apartments over ground floor offices and car parking and will include a podium with a ‘green deck’ over the car parking area.

'As is usual with pre-used buildings and brownfield sites, there are a number of engineering challenges on this project; varying ground conditions across the site, building right up to the site boundaries, and transfer structures to be designed over the commercial space,’ comments Clarkebond Project Director, John Pavey. ‘It will be great to see this derelict site being brought back into use.’

Clarkebond will be developing the engineering aspects of the scheme for the full planning submission.

Architect: Nash Partnership