Park Row, Bristol
Mildred Howells, Wilcox Cooper Associates
A complex regeneration of the former Tramshed site on Colston Street into a mixed-use scheme of new restaurant, bar, micro brewery and offices.
Zero Degrees stands on a triangular site formerly used as the horse drawn tram sheds during the 1800s. Located on a hill and overlooked on all sides, it is essentially an island site surrounded by three roads and bisected by Upper Christmas Steps, an historic pedestrian route.
The design for the new building kept the original entrance ramp, triangular maintenance workshop, public steps and the curved stone facade to Lower Park Row.
The remaining structures were removed and were replaced with a series of complementary elements that responded to the different parts of the site, with form and scale carefully controlled to respect neighbours, the retained elements of the existing structures and the important views to, from and through the site.
The micro brewery and bar are central to the scheme and visible through a full height glazed screen facing Perry Road, the main road past the site.