Litfield Court

two impressive Georgian style Grade II listed semi-detached former residential houses

The Project

Litfield Court is situated in the affluent residential district of Clifton in the city of Bristol. It is comprised of two impressive Georgian style Grade II listed semi-detached former residential houses, constructed in c1830, with an ancillary coach house to the rear of the property. The two houses had until recently been used as a care home for the elderly.

The building was acquired by Kersfield Developments, who obtained permission to convert the property into 8 luxury apartments.


Building Control

Oculus assisted the design team to provide a robust solution in order to retain many of the property’s key features, including the most impressive rooms within each apartment. Utilising appropriate justification, a residential sprinkler system was installed along with enhanced fire detection. This overcame many of the inner room issues that arose, as well as the extended travel distances from within some of the apartments. Fire curtains have also been used to maintain compartmentation and thus limit fire spread for the newly installed lift as this connects common and private spaces within the building.


Architects - Nash Partnership

 

Photographs - Tim Barker

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