Bristol Cathedral School

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Turner and Townsend


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£4 million

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Full Architecture and Interior Design Services

Bristol Central Library is a historic building on the south side of College Green, Bristol, England. It contains the main collections of Bristol’s public library. Built in 1906 by Charles Holden, its design was influential in the development of Edwardian Free Style architecture. 

Mackenzie Wheeler were appointed by Turner & Townsend on behalf of the Education Funding Agency to prepare proposals for the conversion of the lower two floors of the Bristol Central Library into a permanent home for the Cathedral Primary School (CPS), a 420 place free school which will be operated by the cathedral Choir School that has operated from the adjoining site since the 12th century. The lower two floors comprise the lower ground floor and basement levels that are currently being vacated by the library service as they move their archive stock to more secure and environmentally controlled premises elsewhere in the city. Planning consent was granted in March 2015.