This image is taken from a nearby tall building and is looking out towards East Street in the foreground and Windmill Hill in the background. The image shows a crane working on a construction site.

Welcome to East Bedminster Regeneration

East Bedminster is changing. Bristol City Council and development partners are working to deliver new homes and community infrastructure, support the local economy and create new jobs, and improve green spaces in the area. Connected by a restored River Malago, green corridors with new trees and planting, and new or improved walking, cycling and public transport routes, East Bedminster will be a thriving hub for existing and new residents of south Bristol.

The regeneration area stretches from Bedminster Bridge and Whitehouse Street in the east, to the Sheene Road junction of the A38 in the west, and from East Street at its northern perimeter to the train line and leafy Victoria Park in the south. The area covers a diverse area of homes, retail, community spaces, and green and open areas.

East Bedminster Regeneration is made up of two Bristol City Council projects: Bedminster Green and Whitehouse Street. With East Street and Bedminster Parade at their heart, the two projects will breathe new life into the local economy, and help businesses, community groups and individuals in the area to thrive as the population grows.

Projects

Find out more about each regeneration project.

Bedminster Green logo
Whitehouse Street logo
This map shows the Bedminster Green area in blue and the Whitehouse Street area in pink. Blue and pink labels point to the coloured areas. Victoria park is shown in green in the centre of the image.

A well-connected community

Within walking distance of Temple Meads station, the city centre, and served by multiple bus routes and Bedminster station, residents of East Bedminster can travel by foot, wheel or public transport, and are not reliant on car ownership. The area is well connected to nearby jobs and amenities, including Victoria Park, Windmill Hill City Farm, East Street and North Street.

There is a vibrant ecosystem of community and arts organisations on hand to support the growing community of East Bedminster, including Action Greater Bedminster, Windmill Hill City Farm, acta Community Theatre, Bedminster Lantern Parade and Upfest.

Sign pointing to Bedminster station 150yds away. In the background is the Bedminster Green construction site.
Bristol from above Bedminster looking towards St Mary Redcliffe and Queen Square, 1930s

A rich industrial and natural heritage

Driven by the mills of the River Malago, and the industries they drove, East Bedminster has long been an industrial engine for Bristol and beyond. First built in Roman times, East Street is one of the UK’s oldest high streets and its role as a commercial centre helped form Bedminster and following that, the city of Bristol.

East Street is at the heart of Bedminster and is home to a huge variety of businesses serving the communities that live between the River Avon to the north and Windmill Hill, Bedminster, Knowle, and Hartcliffe to the south. The new development aims to enhance this and the increased housing density will support the transformation of the area and help boost footfall and spend on East Street.

Largely underground, the River Malago still runs through the area, starting on the Dundry slopes and channelling water down to the River Avon by Bedminster Bridge. Opening up and enhancing the Malago will create sustainable drainage, urban cooling, wellbeing and habitats. Flood attenuation and flood management potential will be increased to benefit the neighbourhood.

An affordable and independent high street for South Bristol

East Street is an independent high street with an offer unlike any other high street in the area. Enhancing East Street and increasing footfall is a key aspect of both regeneration projects.

Visitors to East Street come from across South Bristol and shoppers value its affordable prices and local traders.

Increasingly the street is also home to a number of exciting new retail and hospitality offers, including a pottery studio, and arts and crafts offerings. It is this mix of businesses that gives East Street its unique character.

Local partners and the council are working together to explore how underused buildings can be brought into community use or ownership, including the delivery of a community hub on East Street, to ensure that East Street’s unique character is protected now and in the future.

Dr Bike repairing bicycles in East Street Bedminster.

Regeneration nearby

Mead Street, part of the Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh regeneration area, is between Whitehouse Street Regeneration area and Temple Meads. Mead Street has been identified in Bristol’s Draft Local Plan as an area for mixed-use development with new homes, employment space and transport routes. 

By keeping a holistic view on how Whitehouse Street, Bedminster Green and Mead Street can complement each other, we are working hard to create a series of well-connected sustainable, low carbon communities that will benefit local people, where it is easier to walk, cycle or catch public transport to jobs, education, training, shops and hospitality. 

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Latest news

News, updates and events from the East Bedminster Regeneration projects and the local area.

  • Bristol City Leap logo on an illustrated background of houses on a riverbank

    Workshop encourages local applications to the Bristol City Leap Community Energy Fund

    In May, Vattenfall hosted a community heat workshop to support applications to the Community Energy Fund, in collaboration with Bristol City Leap and Bristol Energy Network. As part of the Bristol City Leap partnership, the [...]

    19 June, 2024

    News

  • Artists impression of a restored River Malago. Stream running through natural planting.

    River Malago Restoration planning update

    A resolution to grant planning permission for the River Malago Restoration project has been made at Development Control Committee today (5 June). You can watch the committee webcast back here. The River Malago flows through [...]

    5 June, 2024

    News

  • Artist impression of Plot 1 as seen from Hereford Street.

    Plot 1 planning update

    A resolution to grant planning permission for Plot 1 Bedminster Green has been made at Development Control Committee today (5 June). You can watch the committee webcast back here. The proposed development, to be delivered [...]

    5 June, 2024

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Project Partners

East Bedminster Regeneration is delivered in partnership to ensure the best possible outcomes for the local area.

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Action Greater Bedminster logo
Windmill Hill City Farm logo
Platform Places logo
Ginkgo Projects logo
Building Bristol logo
Vattenfall logo
Stantec logo
Marengo Communications logo
Goram Homes logo
Dandara Living logo
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Hill logo
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