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 permitter 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.


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, Bedminster BID, 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 the independent high street for South Bristol, 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 jazz bar, 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.

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Latest news

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

  • Sheen Road sign BS3

    Completion of Sheene Road junction works

    With the pavement resurfacing works recently carried out and streetlights connected to the electricity supply, the improvements to the Sheene Road junction are now complete.

    8 September, 2023


  • Plot 3 construction site with cranes

    Topping out ceremony for Plot 3, Bedminster Green

    Bristol City Council officers from Regeneration and City Design teams recently joined Watkin Jones and invited guests for a topping out ceremony.

    23 August, 2023


  • Aerial view of The Spring Street Temporary School development site.

    The Spring Street Temporary School has received planning approval

    Three temporary buildings will be constructed on the site comprising classrooms, staff offices and a dining hall and kitchen.

    8 August, 2023


Project Partners

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

Bristol City Council logo
Action Greater Bedminster logo
Windmill Hill City Farm logo
Platform Places logo
Ginkgo Projects logo
Building Bristol logo
Bedminster BID logo
Vattenfall logo
Stantec logo
Marengo Communications logo
Goram Homes logo
Dandara Living logo
Watkin Jones PLC logo
The PG Group logo
Galliard Apsley Partnership logo
Hill logo
Savills logo
Stride Treglown logo

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