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Young People's Hostel
Bridgwater YMCA Foyer

A residential development designed for the use of young people. The building has a mix of 43 bed sits, studio flats and mobility units together with administrative facilities. The sustainable design is on target to achieve a BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating through passive solar technologies, sustainable construction, renewable energy and low Co₂emissions.

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Castle Moat  
SHAL Housing (Bridgwater)
 

This scheme has achieved a high density on a restricted site in the town's central conservation area and provides 18 two and three person flats for social housing need. The archaeoligically sensitive site occupies part of the previous moat and north-west gate to the town's castle. Extensive consultations were undertaken with the local authority due to the site's important location. The project received a Civic Society design award.

 

2005 Bridgwater and District Civic Society Awards

Environmental  Enhancement Award

Water Links Somerset
Sedgemoor District Council
 

A water-based project conceived as a driver for sustainable growth and the subject of a Big Lottery Fund bid. A network of revitalised waterways footpaths and cycle ways link aspects of the River Parrett's industrial heritage. Proposals include improved access and interpretation of the Duke of Chandos' 1725 Glass Cone, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's 1870 Telescopic Bridge and the extension and alteration of the Brick and Tile Museum.

Durleigh Brook Enhancement Scheme
Bridgwater Heritage Regeneration Partnership

A new pedestrian route suspended over an historically significant section of Durleigh Brook and linking the site of the town's South Gate with the Blake Museum and former Town Mill. The scheme opens up the potential for a new artistic and historic quarter in the town.