Plans have been revealed for a residential development designed by Manchester architectural practice Hodder + Partners.
The proposed scheme, by property developer Dandara, includes the creation of 340 new homes in the town of Bedminster which lies one mile south of Bristol city centre.
A combination of one and two-bed apartments for rent – including an affordable housing provision – are disposed in a street-defining podium, surmounted by a tower. A new street will be introduced through the site making a pedestrianised connection between St. Catherine’s Place with St. John’s to the east.
Stephen Hodder MBE, Chairman of Hodder + Partners, said the 340-apartment scheme forms an important part of the wider masterplan for Bedminster.
“This scheme is significant and will start to address the housing shortage in Bedminster and Bristol,” he said.
“It will also act as a catalyst to the regeneration of Bedminster’s main shopping street, East Street, and how East Street connects via a regenerated Bedminster Green to the train station which is just one stop from Bristol Temple Meads.”
Stephen added: “Revealing these plans for the apartments has also given the public an idea of the wider Bedminster Green masterplan which is currently at an early stage.”
In a statement, a spokesperson for Dandara said: “The Bedminster Green regeneration would bring more people into East Street, helping revitalise this important South Bristol retail centre.
“Bedminster is one of Bristol’s most sustainable locations for new homes. It is just one mile from the city centre and Temple Meads station, has its own train station, good existing bus services and the new Metrobus.”
A public consultation took place last week at Windmill Hill City Farm before a final planning proposal is presented to Bristol City Council.