Print Hall reinvigorates a once proud Bristol landmark, transforming it into a living and social hub for a new generation of learners. The student accommodation was built by Midas Construction, part of Midas Group, one of the UK’s largest independent construction and property services providers.
The former Bristol Post newspaper print press building has been revitalised into 267 studio bedrooms across three blocks of accommodation, bringing much needed activity back to an area which was derelict for many years. Opened in time for the 2017 academic year, it is already full to capacity.
Using historic and modern techniques and materials, Midas has been able to complete a high quality development, which is part of an ambitious scheme to re-establish the Old Market area of Bristol as one of the most desirable quarters of the city centre. By preserving key elements of the former print press building, Midas has continued the legacy of this building’s strong history and identity with Bristol.
The £25million Print Hall was finished on budget and achieved BREEAM Very Good status as well as high praise from the client, resulting in Midas being the single negotiator of the second phase of works, which also focuses on accommodation.