Woods Bagot is a global architectural and consulting practice founded in Adelaide, South Australia. It specialises in the design and planning of buildings across a wide variety of sectors and disciplines.
Working with the London studio, Socius designed a sensitive transformation for a landmark site in Bristol city centre to create a new district comprising a mix of modern workspace, new homes, a hybrid apartment-hotel, cafes, and restaurants.
The Socius and Woods Bagot teams were well integrated, getting to know the Bristol landscape well and ensuring the design is well integrated into the local context. Principal Julian Cross said “As someone who grew up in Bristol, I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to help renovate and sensitively restore the Soapworks building. We are focused on bringing this iconic asset back into full public use for everyone to enjoy, for the first time in a long time, providing spaces for local artisan makers and a food hall; creating a modern vibrant and inclusive place to work and play,”