Trinity College Bristol is an Anglican theological college in Stoke Bishop, Bristol. This competition, in partnership with the Bristol Housing Festival, is to find a partner to design new student accommodation as the first phase of their site redevelopment.


The competition sought innovative proposals that harness modern methods of construction to create a ‘student village’ for the religious training institute based inside the Grade II*-listed Stoke House on the edge of Bristol.

The phased project will deliver accommodation for up to 60 students in a mix of configurations including co-living units of between three and five bedrooms.

Trinity College site development lead Malcolm Bourne said: ‘We were humbled by the amount of interest in our project and found ourselves envisioned and challenged by the proposals.

The college received over 30 entries for the competition and WMEboom, alongside Modulor Studio, Alium Group, and HCUK Group, were selected as one of the candidates to make it through to the final stages.

The next stage of the competition will see the shortlisted candidates being given an opportunity to meet the Site Development Group and pitch their design ideas before the final selection is made to work with the college on the redevelopment project.

Trinity College is based inside a 1669 country house in the Stoke Bishop suburb of Bristol. The school provides full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses and typically hosts around 300 people on the site every day.

The latest project will provide environmentally sustainable accommodation for residential students currently living in the Carter Building. Once the student village is complete, a new teaching and learning space featuring an auditorium and guest bedrooms may later be delivered on the Carter Building site.