Salvation Army

Citadel Building in St Pauls, Bristol

Wellesley was instructed as Architect, Contract Administrator and Quantity Surveyor for the redevelopment of their Citadel Building in the heart of the St. Pauls area of Bristol.

We worked collaboratively with the Army in developing its brief carrying out numerous feasibility studies and cost programmes so that the Project could be designed and constructed within the Army’s budgetary constraints.

The site being in a historic part of Bristol required us to work with Local Authority Conservation officers so that the design of the new building reflected the adjoining properties.

As a community building with many end users it was important to design a building that could meet their many demands and so the building, whilst architecturally sympathetic, had to be robust in terms of its use of materials and room layouts. The internal designs had to present a clear and functional appearance that was welcoming to all users. The design was therefore open, transparent and respectful of the local community and its heritage.

Having completed the design we were then instructed to tender the Project and appointed a local contractor to carry out the design and construction of the Works under an NEC Design and Build Contract. That contract was chosen for its flexibility of use and comprehensive risk register that allowed us to Project Manage the Project through to completion.

We carried out a full surveying role in this phase leading to negotiation and agreement of the Final Account.

The Building has received critical acclaim and we are very proud to have been involved in the Project.