Ellsbridge House, Keynsham, Bristol – Conversion
Client: Snapdragons Nurseries Ltd
Architect: CMS-Group, Corsham
Programme: 26 weeks
Scope of Work: Scope of Work: Conversion of a Grade 2 Listed house a former Radstock College facility, to provide nursery facilities arranged over three floors, plus landscaping and car parking.
The detached house was originally built in early 18th century in a Tudor Gothic revival style, and extended in 1830. The elevations are of finely-dressed ashlar and coursed rubble with ashlar copings and slate tiled roofs, with gable ends and external ashlar stacks.
Points of historic interest include to interior - mosaic tiled floor entrance and reeded surrounds to doorways, Tudor Gothic ribbed ceilings to ground –floor reception rooms, sweeping stone staircase with cast iron trefoil headed balusters, 3-light stair-well window with etched panes in quatrefoil pattern, high moulded timber skirting, decorative cornicing.
The building had already been converted for use as an educational establishment.