The regeneration of the former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory in Easton, Bristol, with a mixed use of 7000m2 of work and retail space, 208 apartments, 44 houses, community space, bar, cafe and hotel.
The scheme is designed to be an exemplar of sustainable development; socially – providing a hub for the community, economically – generating employment for up to 350 people, and environmentally – housing designed to achieve Code For Sustainable Homes Level 4 and 5, Eco-Homes “excellent” and offices to Breeam “excellent”.
The scheme delivers many of the ‘One Planet Living’ principles with car club, recycling centre, on site energy generation via bio mass heat and power plants, and even micro allotments for growing your own veg!
The Chocolate Factory lies adjacent to the busy Bath-Bristol cycle path. This proximity has generated a design, specifically with cyclists in mind, for houses that front onto the cycle path.
A new square at the heart of the scheme physically links the cycle path and the Greenbank residential district. It will become a focus for new community activity with a cafe, community building, bicycle shop, hotel, bar/restaurant, offices, and retail units.