PARAGON VICTORIA STREET
LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND DESIGN FOR WORKPLACE & RETAIL
Victoria Street, Bristol
Project Name: Paragon
Location: Victoria Street, Bristol
Client: Charterfield Asset Management
Services: Architecture and planning
Type: New build
Area: 94,000 sq ft
Drawing upon the architectural history of industrial cities like Boston, The Paragon building is a modern interpretation of the powerful aesthetics within early 20th century American design.
The Paragon explores the material heritage between the traditional red brick of the Bristol industrial sector, and modern glazing in which the rotundas are clad.
Colwyn Foulkes secured planning permission for the site, after two previous attempts by other firms. The proposal anticipated the desires of local interest groups, which ensured its success. It included the augmentation of the local infrastructure with a basement car park, as well as cycle routes, communal planting, and three ground-floor retail units.