Bristol is a city that has already undergone tremendous regeneration. New developments in Bristol planned for 2022, 2023 and beyond will ensure that Bristol remains one of the most sought-after cities in South West England to live and work. Projects to redevelop the harbour area, Bedminster, the former Soapworks building and Temple Island are just some of the exciting developments to bring new housing to the city.
So, what’s going on in Bristol to continue the city’s transformation? Please read on to find out.
One of the most significant new developments in Bristol is in Bedminster. The regeneration of this area has been dubbed the largest of its kind in the city. Ultimately, five plots of land will be home to 3,000 apartments, with hundreds for flats for student accommodation. The blocks of flats will be on Malago Road, near Bedminster railway station.
In addition to developing Bedminster Green, regeneration in the area will continue with proposals to build new homes around Whitehouse Street. It is expected that the entire project will be completed in five to ten years.
Redevelopment of the Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory
Luxury housing and regentrification in the north of Bristol is taking place at the former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory. Also called ‘Packers’, the controversial development has turned the closed factory into luxury houses and flats. The site on Co-Operation Road will have 96 new apartments and 44 houses. Many of the homes are shared ownership.
Temple Island Developments
Temple Island — particularly the area near the train station — is set to undergo transformation to turn a disused plot of land into 550 new homes, 220 of which will be affordable housing.
It’s not just new housing that is coming to Temple Meads. Plans are underway to expand Temple Meads station to create a world-class transport hub that can accommodate over 22 million passengers a year. In addition, the University of Bristol will develop the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, and the area will see a new hotel, office blocks and a conference centre built.
Western Harbour Redevelopment
Riverside developments in Bristol will also transform former industrial sites in the harbour areas. For example, near Floating Harbour — now renamed Western Harbour — there are plans to build 3,000 homes. The area will also see new riverside pathways, cafes, restaurants, and leisure facilities.
In addition, Bristol City Council wants to redevelop the Cumberland Basin area.
Development of the Former Soapworks building
As part of the plan to turn former industrial buildings and warehouses into luxury and affordable apartments, redevelopment of the former Gardiner Haskins has been approved. The area around the iconic building will include 243 homes, green spaces, work and leisure places. In addition, a 20-storey tower block will be constructed.
Castle Park View
Castle Park View is a 26-storey residential block of flats that stands nearly 100 metres tall on a former brownfield site. At the southwest corner of Castle Park, the tallest building in Bristol has 300 one- and two-bedroom private-rented flats and 75 affordable homes.
Near Castle Park View is the building where BIMM music institute and Heart FM radio are located. The building’s owners want to build a large office tall 13-storey office building in its place. If approved, the building would also have a restaurant with panoramic views over Bristol’s harbour.
Finzels Reach Development in Bristol’s City Centre
Across the canal from Castle Park and situated between Bristol Bridge and St. Phillip’s Bridge is Finzels Reach. Extensive regeneration has already brought modern office space and restaurants to the area. Further development will continue to transform this thriving neighbourhood.
There are plans to build 440 new apartments in the area and develop more office and leisure space. New apartment buildings like Millwright’s Place, Cask Store, Castle Wharf, and the Malt House will offer affordable homes. Many of these buildings have communal facilities, rooftop terraces, and co-working spaces.
Brislington Meadows looks set to see an extensive housing development emerge in the next few years to the southeast of the city. The new Bristol neighbourhood will have 260 homes, schools, shops, work opportunities and public transport.
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