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Identification

One Redcliffe Street
the Robinson Building
151242

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
international style

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Robinson Building, as it was originally known, was the first high-rise building built in Bristol. It was more than twice as large as any previous office scheme in Bristol, and maximised the plot ratio on its peninsular corner site. Designed by in-house architects as a headquarters for the Robinsons company, the building drew criticism for its bulk and height but praise for its architectural detailing, which featured pre-cast carrera marble panels arched over recessed glazing to echo Victorian warehouses.
  • Being Bristol's first high-rise, the Robinson Building was the first to break an unofficial height limit of 30.5 metres (100 feet), discussed during the proposal of the Radisson BLU Hotel Bristol:Bristol & West Building] in 1962 to protect the skyline, which was at that time dominated by medieval church spires, impressive gothic monuments and dramatic topography.

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Location

1 Redcliffe Street
1 Redcliffe Street
BS1 6NP
Bristol
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

197.83 ft
197.83 ft
197.83 ft
15
1964

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