KERSFIELD GETS GO-AHEAD FOR REDLAND HIGH SCHOOL PLANS
Kersfield has been granted planning permission by Bristol City Council to transform the main campus at Redland High School into 44 new properties.
The plans include sympathetically restoring the Grade II* listed main house, Redland Court. Kersfield will also remove the 1960’s sports hall and east wing, replacing them with a new development, designed to be complimentary to Redland Court, while providing the opportunity to reinstate the historic landscaping to the front of the building.
Ranging from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom family houses, each property will be finished to the high-quality standards typical of a Kersfield development.
Built in 1732-1735, Redland Court was owned by several Bristol merchants and bankers before being sold to Redland High School in 1885. The site became available after the school announced plans to merge with Redmaids’ School to create Redmaids’ High School, which has operated from the existing Redmaids’ School site in Westbury on Trym since September 2017.
“After 130 years as a school, we’re delighted to be going ahead with plans to restore the Redland High School site for residential use once more – ensuring Redland Court is protected into the future,” said Alex Feilden-Cook, Development Manager at Kersfield.
“We are very proud and excited by the mix and variety of units we have planned across the site, ranging in style from a Georgian Palladian garden apartment to modern three-storey townhouses. In addition to making a financial contribution for the development of further affordable housing elsewhere in the city, we listened to feedback from councillors and amended the proposals to include five shared ownership homes in the Victorian former art building.
“Working with a team of skilled designers and consultants, including The Nash Partnership and AWW Architects, our design philosophy for Redland Court has been to return the Main House to how it was originally designed and built. We have carried this philosophy throughout the scheme, staying true to the original character and intervening with a modern design touch where appropriate.”
Kersfield’s recent developments in Bristol also include the transformation of the historic Burwalls House in Clifton into a collection of stunning lateral apartments and houses.
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