Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory Bristol, UK
The former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory site in Bristol is being regenerated to create a vibrant new mixed-use community that incorporates residential, commercial and community uses.
Where appropriate, the existing factory buildings have been retained for reuse. These are supplemented with new houses and apartments arranged around a series of landscaped public spaces.
The site has been opened up with new links to the city’s existing cycle network. It’s supported by café and retail facilities located within key buildings, which provide a focal point for the wider community.
The design has been developed through extensive local consultation including a series of local workshops. It celebrates the strength of local materials and the forms of the original industrial building.