Hiatt Baker Hall Extension

Proposals for new student residences in the grounds of Hiatt Baker Hall

cluster blocks

Proposed cluster blocks and student square

Project goals

The proposed development of these new student residences will provide approximately 327 additional bedrooms across 12 new student blocks as well as a new wardens accommodation block. The development is located within the Hiatt Baker campus at the site of the existing wardens' accommodation; senior tutors' accommodation and car parking areas. The new development will also provide a hierarchy of new public spaces including a main student square around which the cluster blocks will sit and smaller courtyards. A new roadway into the site from Parry's Lane will lead to a transport hub, providing greater opportunities for students to use public transport services.

new entrance from parry's lane

New view from Parry's Lane

Background

The University provides guaranteed accommodation for certain categories of its full time student body. The majority of these are first years but also include those participating in the International Foundation Programme and international postgraduate students. As we are seeing a gradual growth in both home and overseas students, the need for more bed spaces in these types of accommodation is becoming crucial to the University's growth. The extension to Hiatt Baker Hall will provide for a high number of bed spaces from the anticipated shortfall for 2014.

transport hub

The transport hub

Sustainability

The University has set a BREEAM target of 'Excellent' for this scheme for both design and construction. In response to Bristol City Council's set target for provision of renewable energy within the scheme, the following ideas are being considered:

  • Maximising natural daylight and ventilation while controlling heat gains and solar glare
  • Provision of renewable and carbon energy through photovoltaic or solar thermal panels, air source heat pumps and combined heat and power
  • Improving public transport
  • High thermal mass and insulation

 

view from the west

Residence layout

Organising the buildings

The proposed accommodation has been designed as a number of separate blocks, split between cluster blocks of ten en-suite bedrooms with full disabled access and townhouses of twelve bedrooms with shared bathrooms.  All new accommodation will be self-catered with shared kitchen facilities. Covered cycle parking as well as launderette facilities will be provided in the undercrofts of the cluster blocks.

 

Site Plan

Site Plan

Site plan

The updated site plan for Hiatt Baker as approved by planning

 

Latest images on site

Latest images on site

Latest images on site

Initial ground works have started on site and are progressing well.

 

latest images on site

Latest images on site

Latest images on site

Foundations are being laid for the new accommodation blocks

 

Accommodation blocks

Accommodation blocks

Accommodation blocks

Steel works have commenced on the structures for the new accommodation blocks.

 

Progress on site

Progress on site

Progress on site

Masonry work continues at a steady pace for the new accommodation blocks

 

Transport hub

Transport hub

Transport hub

Excavations have been completed for the new road and transport hub. Boundary wall foundations are in place and the walls are progressing.

 

Transport hub

Transport hub

Transport hub

The new transport hub was open in September allowing for the new bus service between Stoke Bishop and the University precinct to begin at the start of term. This replaces the stop at Saville Road.

 

Source cafe

Source Cafe

Source Cafe

The refurbished Source cafe is near completion with its new attractive outside terrace area.

 

Residential blocks

Residential blocks

Residential Blocks

The residential blocks are progressing well and internal fit out has commenced.

 

Site progress

Site Progress

Site Progress

All external foundations and drainage are now complete and work focusses on making the remaining blocks water tight.

 

Accommodation blocks

Accommodation blocks

Accommodation blocks

Works are progressing well on the accommodation blocks. Fit out of the first townhouses has now commenced.

 

Site progress

Site Progress

Site Progress

A birds eye view of some of the accommodation blocks that will be ready for use in the coming 2014/15 academic year.

 

Accommodation blocks

Accommodation blocks

Accommodation blocks

The accommodation blocks were completed and handed over to the University in September 2014 ready for occupation by the new students.

 

Accommodation blocks

Accommodation blocks

Accommodation blocks

The new accommodation blocks will house an additional 330 students from the academic year 2014/15.

 

New facilities

New facilities

New facilities

The new cluster block residences also contain a full laundry room.

 

Communal areas

Communal areas

Communal areas

All new blocks provide a shared kitchen area for up to twelve students. The townhouses also provide shared bathrooms for its residents.

 

Transport hub

Transport hub

Transport hub

The transport hub is in full operation enabling Stoke Bishop students to travel easily to and from the main campus. After negotiations with National Express, the 040 service to London Victoria now departs from the transport hub during term time.

 

Source Cafe

Source Cafe

Source Cafe

The cafe refurbishment is complete, adding to the new look of public space around the accommodation and transport hub.

 


Completed blocks

Completed blocks

All new blocks are complete on the Hiatt Baker site, together with external landscaping.  A welcoming home for students in their first year. 

 


Completed blocks

Completed blocks

All new blocks are complete on the Hiatt Baker site, together with external landscaping.  A welcoming home for students in their first year. 

 


Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Bedrooms are fitted out to a high quality providing both living and ample studying space.

 


Kitchen

Kitchen and communal areas

Warm and inviting kitchen and communal areas are key to the new Townhouses.  

 

The latest newsletter is available now (PDF, 290Kb)

This summer the University is building Edith and Hans, a 21st century folly and social sculpture by acclaimed British artist Sarah Staton. This new permanent artwork is for the use of students living in the surrounding halls of residence at Stoke Bishop, and forms stage two of the public art programme, funded through the extension of Hiatt Baker halls of residence.

The artwork has a decorative surface texture in reclaimed brick and bespoke wood-fired tiles, referencing Bristol's history of brickmaking. The two L-shaped seats are named after the artist's grandmother Edith and great uncle Hans who both had personal connections to Bristol.

Edith and Hans is orientated to harness heat from the afternoon sun, and offers long views across Avonmouth and into Wales. When construction is complete, the artwork will be surrounded by Elizabethan meadow planting.

The artwork was commissioned by the University of Bristol and is produced by Field Art Projects

About the artist

Sarah Staton (b.1971) creates spaces and objects that seek to enable revelry and reverie. Her work combines a sculptor’s sensibility with design, landscape and architecture. Staton’s practice draws inspiration from graphic and furniture design, architecture and contemporary culture. Her recent work has explored interaction between audience and environment, where her artworks have become habitable or capable of supporting life. Staton is interested in the tactile qualities of our built environment, an idea she returns to repeatedly in her work.

Staton's permanent public realm commissions include a sculptural pavilion for the 2014 Folkestone Triennial; furniture, planting and sculpture for the 4th floor terrace of the New Art Gallery Walsall (2012), and integrated artworks including lighting, signage and flooring for the redeveloped Crucible Theatre in Sheffield (2009/10).

About the Public Art Strategy

A Public Art Strategy (PDF, 14.6Mb) for Stoke Bishop was commissioned by the University and written by Field Art Projects in 2012.

The first phase of the public art programme saw artist Melanie Jackson taking up residence at Stoke Bishop between January to October 2013, working with students, giving lectures and working alongside the Botanical Gardens team to produce a comic, The Nexus, which was launched with a spectacular event, captured on video, which you can watch here.

Bristol City Council has approved the Car Parking Management Plan as part of the Hiatt Baker planning consent (Zip 9.56Mb)

The 2015 Parking Survey (PDF, 3,460kB) for Stoke Bishop is now complete.  The previous car parking survey report 2013 (PDF, 6.5Mb) is still available online.

In 2016 Key Transport have subsequently produced two technical notes, one for Shaplands (PDF, 50kB) area and the other covering Elmlea and Rylestone Grove (PDF, 1,533kB). The minutes of the residents' meetings are also available below: Shaplands minutes (PDF, 235kB)Elmlea and Rylestone Grove minutes (PDF, 194kB).   

The University has produced a set of Q&A (PDF, 177kB) outlining its position on student parking.  An addendum (PDF, 186kB) to the Stoke Bishop Forum meeting is also available.

A first round of public consultation took place in November 2011. Comments and feedback from this consultation together with input from the City Council and other key stakeholders has helped inform the next stage in the development of the proposals. Further site investigations and highways studies have also been carried out to support the ongoing design and planning work.
Summary report from the first round of consultation (PDF, 1,646kB)

Consultation round 2

This exhibition shows how the team has responded to issues raised in the previous consultation and how the scheme has progressed.

Exhibition boards (PDF 2.46MB)

Summary report from the second round of consultation (PDF, 1.01Mb)
A statement of Community Involvement (PDF, 1.87Mb) has been drawn up by Avril Baker Consultancy which outlines the purpose of the consultation and brings together the outcomes from both rounds.

Avril Baker Consultancy has been appointed as an independent facilitator to organise a programme of public consultation on behalf of the University and its project team.

If you have any queries, or would like to be kept informed about the progress of this project, please provide your contact details.

Avril Baker Consultancy
Tel: 0117 977 2002
Email: info@abc-pr.co.uk

Capital Projects Officer - Karen Harbinson