• Client
    University of Bristol
  • Location

We acted as Landscape Architect and Ecologist for this landmark project that provides a state of the art Biological Science Department and its’ associated new plaza and gardens to the public and University community.

Our designs bring a fresh life to an underused area of the City. Working with Sheppard Robson Architects, Arup and Capita engineers, we helped to create the landmark facility that was opened by Sir David Attenborough in 2011.

Our role also included Townscape and Visual Impact Appraisal, preparation of verified photomontages and preparation of a detailed bat mitigation strategy and licence.

A six storey tall ‘living wall’ serves as a local landmark and invites visitors into the site.

The project forms part of the University’s Strategic Masterplan which Nicholas Pearson Associates helped to develop. It was Adopted by Bristol City Council in 2006 as SPD 11.


Clifton & Hotwells Improvement Society (CHIS) “Award of Excellence”
Green Flag Award
BREEAM Excellent Award

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Environmental Design

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