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Mixed-use plan submitted for Bristol

Words: Laura Edgar
Silverthorne Lane / Feeder Estates LLP

A mixed-use regeneration plan that includes homes and a secondary school has been submitted to Bristol City Council.

Feeder Estates LLP, a partnership managed by Square Bay, has submitted the planning application, which would see the regeneration of the Silverthorne Lane site in Bristol’s Temple Quarter.

Designed by AHMM’s Bristol team, this element will provide 367 new homes, 80,000 sq ft of employment space for commercial and community employment uses, and extensive areas of public realm, transforming the former industrial site into a vibrant canal-side quarter. It will also include an academic and office building developed by the University of Bristol on the westernmost part of the site, close to the university’s emerging Temple Quarter Campus.

The Department for Education will deliver a 1,600-place secondary school and sixth form, which will be operated by Oasis Community Learning, to address a pressing shortage of secondary school places in the city.

The masterplan also comprises student accommodation for 41 students. Designed by Bristol-based practice AWW, it will be delivered and managed by Future Generation, a specialist student accommodation developer.

Tom Vaughan-Jones, director at Square Bay, said “The application is the result of many months of hard work on the part of our development team in liaison with a variety of stakeholder groups. We are also very pleased to have development partners in place for every element of the scheme, meaning that work can begin immediately following a planning consent to deliver much-needed new homes, employment space, and crucially the new school for which there is an acute need. The transformation of this Enterprise Zone site on the approach to central Bristol will send a powerful message that Bristol is very much open for business and investment.”

Feeder Estates’ plans have been produced by a team of development partners, coordinated by Bristol-based Alder King planning consultants and AWW architects.

Image credit | Feeder Estates