We were appointed by Cameron Building Services as the Approved Inspector for the unique conversion of a former 1930’s water tower into four new duplex apartments. The Frenchay Water Tower is situated in North East Bristol amongst a new housing development, although it is the last original building from the former Frenchay Hospital that historically resided on this site.

This distinctly shaped building has been cleverly designed to include some of its original features to add character to each apartment, whilst incorporating modern, high specification kitchens and bathrooms to facilitate modern living. The top floor apartment is particularly impressive, with the two-bedroom duplex apartment featuring a 360-degree observation deck with far reaching views across the City, open plan kitchen on mezzanine level and an original water pump feature.

“The unusual height and shape of this magnificent building was naturally going to take more consideration with the Building Regulations than a standard block of apartments, in particular the choice of cladding, but overall, the design has worked, and the final result is spectacular.”

Martin Pounds, Building Control Surveyor

Our technical team within our Bristol office, were involved with the project during the planning stages which allowed us to provide preliminary advice on the means of escape and to resolve any compliance issues early on.

As an Approved Inspector, we provide professional Building Control services for both commercial and residential projects across England and Wales and have eleven Group offices located across the UK. Our technical experts work closely with design teams to provide them with Advice and Guidance on Building Regulation Compliance.

To ensure Building Control factors are considered within the early stages of your project or to discuss any upcoming projects, please contact us on 01275 848228 or www.cookbrown.co.uk.

Various images of The Frenchay Water Tower refurbishment, located in North East Bristol.