5 June 2024

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 by Watkin Jones, comprises of 484 student bed spaces across three buildings from five to ten storeys. The proposals include high quality public and communal open space and 32 new trees.

The site will house University of Bristol students in a mix of studios and 5-12 bed flats.

In line with Bristol’s ambitious goals to tackle the climate emergency, this site will be connected to the city’s low-carbon District Heat Network, ensuring the homes are provided with a reliable and low carbon source of heat.

The new student population will be within easy reach of Victoria Park to the south and the shops of East Street to the north. They will also be within walking or wheeling distance from North Street, the city centre, Bedminster station, and Temple Meads station. The central location will enable and encourage the new residents of Bedminster Green to live active and low carbon lifestyles.

This site, along with Plots 3 and 5, will help deliver the site wide River Restoration project. The project involves opening up the River Malago which currently runs through Plots 1, 3 and 5, mainly underground or out of sight. The project is being delivered by Bristol City Council to improve flood resilience, increase biodiversity, and improve public space, complete with amphitheatre seating and a boardwalk for visitors to enjoy. Find out more about the River Restoration project.

Artist impression of Plot 1 as seen from Hereford Street.

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