KODA Architects scheme at Bastion Mews approved.
KODA architects are delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for an exciting new mixed use redevelopment at Bastion Mews in Hereford City Centre. The application was unanimously supported by the planning committee members, many praising the imaginative design approach. Success was achieved by working closely with the applicant and TT Planning. The proposal provides a landmark independent quarter comprising offices and shops, a new restaurant as well as accommodation that work in conjunction with the existing businesses.
KODA architects have perused an industrial visual underpinning to develop a mixed use scheme over the expansive site reusing shipping containers as a base. The shipping containers are used in varying creative configurations including vertically stacked incorporating stairways to the upper levels. The designs are also supplemented by balconies formed with patinaed steel and oak loures that combine planting to softening the aesthetic. The proposal integrates inherent flexibility that allows the buildings to be adapted as the site evolves.
Bastion Mews in Hereford City Centre is encircled by the Hereford City Wall which was constructed in the 13th Century by Royal decree. The site, Bastion Mews, is named after the defensive bastion which once stood at the site and protected nearby City gate. KODA Architects acted as Heritage Consultant fully exploring the significance of the site and surrounding location. The site has had many uses in a vibrant history with the latest use being home to the Shack Revolution and Bastion Street Feast. Quickly gaining a local reputation for great quality street food, entertainment and a buzzing atmosphere the team at Shack Events have made it a huge success for the City.
Part of the underpinning philosophy of the sites redevelopment is a diversity of uses and users. This multi use ideal elaborates on the ethos of the highly successful Shack Revolution and Bastion Street Feast where different street food vendors pitch up their stalls and sell high quality food in a sharing and collaborative atmosphere. The urban event space also hosts weddings as well as highly successful, comedy nights, musical acts, DJ’s and of course the annual Oktoberfest! The masterplan calls for a mixture of live work units as well as recreational areas and amenity space in this highly sustainable location on the edge of the City Center. Complimenting the existing uses of the site, the new proposals are testament to 21st Century design, innovative and flexible to allow them to be easily changed should the site need to in the future
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