Situated in the heart of Bristol’s vibrant Old Market, Guild Heritage House was designed by Sir Frank Wills, the same pioneering architect behind the City Museum and Art Gallery, which has been part of Bristol for more than a century.
Given its status as a ‘Building of Merit’ in a conservation area, Guild Heritage House falls within our ethos to ‘Retain and Enhance’ the characteristics of buildings and the communities we develop in. The aim simple: to transform the original building in a modern way, for modern living.
To help bring Guild Heritage House back to life, we enlisted the help of award-winning Bristol architects O’learygoss, who specialise in the careful conversion of historic buildings.
Thanks to their expertise, many original features have been retained and restored including the Edwardian red brick façade and the revival of the entrance and hallway.
The private gardens have been reinstated and landscaped, bringing beautiful light into the heart of the building to be used as space for residents to enjoy. Many apartments feature original fireplaces restored to their former glory and classic sash windows.
The design by WN Interiors centres around the original hall and courtyards to maximise the stunning natural light creating an open and airy feel. Inspired by nature, the apartments offer a peaceful retreat from busy city life thanks to simple finishes in cool greens and natural wood colours.
The outcome; Guild Heritage House has been beautifully restored into a stylish collection of apartments, all within easy reach of the city’s main train station; Temple Meads, the Harbourside and Bristol’s shopping and eating quarters. On launch day, all properties sold by 2.30pm