Brandon Yard, Bristol

Sigmat appointed to regeneration housing overlooking Brunel’s SS Great Britain in Bristol Harbour

Brandon Yard, Bristol : Case Study Summary

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AWW architects Bristol Residential Speller Metcalfe

Light Gauge Steel Frame specialists Sigmat have been appointed to manufacture, assemble and install a new six storey load bearing light gauge steel frame for Retort House as part of the regeneration of Bristol Harbour.

Brandon Yard will restore the derelict shell of two grade-II listed gas-works buildings, West Purifier House and Engine House and create new housing within them under plans drawn up by developers Acorn Property Group and Square Bay.

It is the last available position on the northern section of Bristol’s Harbourside, lying opposite Brunel’s SS Great Britain in the City Docks Conservation Area. Brandon Yard represents the conclusion of the massive regeneration programme that has been transforming Bristol’s historic docks over the last 40 years.





This site has lain derelict for nearly 40 years, with a list of failed attempts to regenerate. Development will see the listed buildings that reflect Bristol’s industrial heritage sympathetically and comprehensively renovated. The new Retort House has been carefully designed to complement the listed buildings and enhance their setting

Robin Squire, Regional Managing Director of Acorn Bristol
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