Castle Park

Goram Homes / Bristol, UK

Castle Park is a mosaic of the past and present, transitioning from industry to leisure and medieval defence structures to serene parklands, enriching its waterside trade legacy.

McGregor Coxall and Groupwork’s winning design has been selected to rejuvenate Castle Park, aligning with Bristol’s commitment to innovation and a net zero carbon footprint. Dividing the design into three distinct sections, two blocks and a void bridge the gap between the riverside and the park. This segmentation introduces biodiverse stepped gardens that seamlessly connect the park to the waterside, amplifying the area’s social and cultural significance. A prominent riverside façade is reintroduced, reducing in height and integrating wicker balconies.

Prioritising biodiversity, McGregor Coxall meticulously planned both public and private spaces. This design reserves ample roof space for communal zones and seasonal fruits and vegetables, capable of producing up to 350kg over nine months annually. Balconies are thoughtfully designed, promoting neighbourly interactions. Alongside this, ground level realms engage the public to Bristol’s Floating Harbour through pontoons, terracing and active ground floor uses.


Project visualisations by project architect, GROUPWORK.



Site Area

0.19 ha


  • Competition
  • Environmental Footprinting
  • Green Roof
  • Open Space
  • Community Engagement
  • Heritage
  • Play Space
  • Landscape Master Plan
  • Public Realm Planning and Design
  • Regeneration
  • Waterfront


  • Hydrock
  • Black Box Planning
  • Henry Riley
  • Avison Young
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