Client: Empiric Student Property

Project: St Mary’s Interiors

Date: Completed 2022

The existing heritage building at St Mary’s in Bristol has been fully repurposed to provide Premium Student Accommodation. The development includes striking interiors, with subterranean amenity providing a direct link between a new entrance carved out of the landscape and a private courtyard formed of tiered seating.

The amenity spaces have been divided into distinct uses whilst maintaining a free flowing and easy transition between each, linking external areas with internal spaces where residents can socialise, exercise, rest and study.


Dramatic combinations of materials and colour create zones each expressed by their own aesthetic, often celebrating the building’s heritage through exposed features and wall finishes.

Private Accommodation and Corridors also retain a strong heritage aesthetic, through the careful design of bespoke furniture and the selection of sympathetic finishes. Each room has a sophisticated and elegant quality to create and immediate sense of ‘home’ for each resident.