extension of the street / continuing the public realm / a welcoming industry
Neighbouring counties Somerset and Gloucestershire both have a rich heritage of cider making and export a range of ciders both locally and globally. Bristol which sits between the two is totally unrepresented in this industry. Despite being the drink of choice for locals, no recognized cider is actually made in Central Bristol and the trade is currently dominated by small scale artisan producers. I feel there is a market for a mid-scale, craft cider producing scheme that could serve the city of Bristol. It can help the area of St Phillips Marsh restore its industrious, productive identity with an industry that is notorious in the South West of England - cider making. The scheme will be educational in nature, allowing people to witness and take part in the process. A place where locals and tourists meet; a social hub, a marketplace. It will see a rise in footfall and activity on the site, restoring prosperity within St Phillips and set the urban metamorphosis in motion.