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Brief description of site

This is a designed landscape associated with the former CEGB Headquarters laid out in 1975-8 to designs by Arup Associates in consultation with the landscape architect Peter Swann.

Brief history of site

In 1972 the southwest regional board of the former Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) decided to consolidate some 1200 staff, scattered across 14 separate offices, into a regional headquarters. Arup Associates were commissioned to design the building, with Nicholas Hare and Don Ferguson as the main job architects. They worked closely together with CEGB's own in-house designers and the landscape consultant Peter Swann. Full planning permission for the CEGB building and its landscaping was granted in June 1975. Works were completed in August 1978, and the building and its landscape were widely discussed in the architectural press at the time.

Location information:

Address: The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS99 6BH

Locality: Bristol

Local Authorities:

Bristol, City of

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST562694
Latitude: 51.4219 Longitude: -2.63131

Key information:

Form of site: designed urban space

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: commercial office

Site first created: 1972 to 1978

Main period of development: Late 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 7.5

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