Brooks Dye Works, Winner of the Bristol Civic Society Design Award – an annual award that recognises good quality design of buildings and improvements to the public realm of the city.
Acorn, along with our development partner, Galliard Homes, became the latest recipients of the Civic Society’s ‘blue plaque’ for delivering a residential scheme that breathed new life into the 19th Century former industrial units used by Brooks Dyers and Cleaners, that stood derelict in this part of the city for many years.
The Civic Society that runs the award scheme, is a voluntary body that exists to improve Bristol’s built environment and celebrate the city’s heritage.
Bristol Civic Society said: “The Brooks Dye Works scheme is a wonderful example of how history can be preserved and enrich the lives of those who live and work in these spaces today. The judging panel was particularly pleased to see families enjoy the public spaces and welcomed houses being built in central Bristol at high density, close to local amenities and contributing to local communities.”