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YHA Bristol, modular bed system

Client: Youth Hostels Association
Designer: Peter Clarke

The Bristol YHA took on a large dockside warehouse by the floating harbour in Bristol, and redeveloped it as modern backpackers and family hostel. A modular system was designed that could be configured as a single, double L bunk, triple L bunk, standard bunk, and handed left or right depending on room layout. It also incorporated a lockable security cupboard for cameras walkmans etc that doubled as a step to higher bunks. The system was also used in the Athletes Village for the World Student Games in Sheffield in 1991.