Bristol Harbourside Building 9
The masterplan makes connections between the site of Canon’s Marsh and the surrounding city. Elegant and enjoyable places have been created that attract people to dwell in, work in or relax in.
The Crescent is a major place-making building and defines the three main pedestrian routes that link Canon’s Marsh with the rest of Bristol. On its street elevations it forms strong edges framing views of both Bristol Cathedral and SS Great Britain. Facing the floating harbour, it forms a sweeping crescent, with gently rippling balconies to give the vast majority of the residents excellent views of the water.
The building contains 255 one, two and three-bed apartments, a cluster of four town houses on the water’s edge, a restaurant and a shop. At the centre of The Crescent is a semi-private landscaped lawn, in the manner of the classic Bristol Squares, with basement parking underneath.
The entrance screen on Canon’s Way is set out concentrically with the previously completed Building 10, reinforcing Building 10’s role as a pivotal building and The Crescent’s role as a street-making building.
As part of a larger Public Art programme for the Bristol Harbourside Masterplan, the artist, Julie Verhoeven, was appointed to integrate artwork within building’s design, specifically in the main entrance-way.