Bristol 2000 / Harbourside sponsors group
Canons Marsh, Bristol
£98M + £18M
Ferguson Mann Architects with Alec French Architects, ARUP, Balston and Co
Civic Trust Urban Design Award, 2001
Urban design and implementation of three new public squares in Bristol as part of the £98m At-Bristol harbourside project.
Working as a partner in the Concept Planning Group, the project saw the development of the 1995 Canons Marsh masterplan into a successful bid to the Millennium Fund for the overall At-Bristol project. This commission included the detailed design of the three new spaces created by the Millennium funded project, Millennium Square, Anchor Square and Anchor Place.
The team was also responsible for the design of the principal elements of infrastructure, including the 550-space underground car park, and all ancillary structures including ground level entrance pavilions and tower vents.
A public art budget of £500K delivered eight public art commissions including Bill Pye’s water terrace sculpture, ‘Aquarina’, and David Ward’s light art project, ‘Zenith’.
The urban design strategy for the Millennium bid project was set within the context of an overall mixed use masterplan prepared by the team for the regeneration of the entire 66 acre Canons Marsh site.