Bordeaux Quay is a sustainable restaurant, brasserie, bakery and community cookery school in a converted dockside building in Bristol.  The brief for the scheme was to explore the use of natural materials, daylighting and natural ventilation to reduce where possible the energy consumption of the building. The original concrete structure was exposed to exploit its thermal mass and eliminate the need for mechanical ventilation and comfort cooling. The building services are on view, so careful detailing of ventilation ductwork and electrical containment was required.  The scheme includes a rainwater harvesting system and solar thermal hot water generation and was completed in August 2006.

Client: JT Group

Architect: White Design Associates





Bordeaux Quay, Bristol

Kirby Street, London

Ashburton Court, Winchester

Stafford Street, London