STANTON WILLIAMS PLANS FLAGSHIP CITY STORE
This is the first glimpse of Stanton Williams' proposed new flagship store for House of Fraser at the gateway to Bristol's Broadmead development. The 16,000m 2 department store was designed for the Bristol Alliance - a joint venture between developers Land Securities Group and Hammerson - and has been given the go-ahead by planners. Stanton Williams' Patrick Richard, the mastermind behind the project, said: 'Our design challenges the fashion for iconic department stores. This is not a black box with a sophisticated wrap.
It has defined edges and views into it, giving something back to the city, and it is rooted into the urban landscape of Bristol, developing a carved geological form from its context.' The 'rich palette' of materials includes cast metal and Portland stone. It is hoped the store will be a marker building for the rest of the 140,000m 2 retail and leisure complex, which was masterplanned by Chapman Taylor.