We are delighted that LUC is part of a team shortlisted in a design competition to develop St Mary Redcliffe church in Bristol.

Competition entrants were asked to respond to the church’s vision for an integrated scheme, incorporating a range of facilities within a building or buildings: administrative and support spaces, exhibition spaces, a café, a shop, a meeting hall, an improved community centre – all aimed at enabling the church to engage more fully with the local population and visitors, offering hospitality to all, sharing its history and treasures, as well as its grace and inspirations.

Working with Purcell, we provided a landscape design strategy to reconnect the church to Bristol and the local community whilst reinforcing the Church’s historical prominence. The competition seeks an outstanding architectural team that is creative, imaginative and visionary, who thoroughly understands the needs of the church and respects its exceptional heritage.

The development project will run concurrently with a wider regeneration project, The Redcliffe Neighbourhood Development Plan, which seeks to place the church – Grade I listed and the architectural equivalent of many European cathedrals – at the heart of a new urban village within the city centre.

The winning team is due to be announced in the coming weeks.