PARAGON VICTORIA STREET 

LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND DESIGN FOR WORKPLACE & RETAIL

Victoria Street, Bristol

PROJECT INFORMATION

Project Name: Paragon

Location: Victoria Street, Bristol

Sector: Workplace

Client: Charterfield Asset Management

Status: Complete

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.