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Old August 29th, 2019, 08:10 PM   #261
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Indeed, about the same time, if I recall, there were proposals to concrete over the floating harbour and turn it into a bypass . . .
You recall correctly. The hotel scheme was I think defeated in 1972/3. The Bristol plan for roads produced in 1966 was a horror. The proposed outer circuit road required the demolition of hundreds of perfectly serviceable homes. Fortunately, a lack of money and a burgeoning conservation movement, meant it only got from St Paul’s to Lawrence Hill. It still left the Three Lamps area cleared of its houses for over a decade.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th...eport_1966.svg

In 1969 came the proposal to ‘partially reclaim’ (ie fill in), large parts of the Floating Harbour. Fortunately this too bit the dust.

https://www.bristolfloatingharbour.o...aterways-1969/

https://www.bristolfloatingharbour.o...he-docks-1972/
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Old August 29th, 2019, 08:12 PM   #262
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Indeed, about the same time, if I recall, there were proposals to concrete over the floating harbour and turn it into a bypass . . .
Barking. My walk to work takes me across Queen Square, it must have taken a particularly weird type of mind to decide that what would really improve it was a dual carriageway across the middle
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Old August 30th, 2019, 06:03 AM   #263
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Bristol Council Western Harbour website, with pdf of proposals at bottom of page:

https://bristol.citizenspace.com/gro...stern-harbour/
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Old August 30th, 2019, 03:02 PM   #264
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"The Western Harbour has the potential to be a cultural hub for leisure and entertainment within Bristol’s floating harbour"

I wonder if there is limit to how much leisure and entertainment a city can sustain?

Anyway I wonder if a better solution would be to keep the existing bridge, but remove all the connections on Spike Island and upgrade the Merchants Road bridge for two-way traffic. That way there is lots of development land, and sensible traffic capacity without building into the gorge
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Old September 15th, 2019, 11:55 PM   #265
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Brandon Yard looking good as the landscaping nears completion.

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At Wapping Wharf the roofs are acquiring slates and walls and windows are approaching the top floor.

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Old October 9th, 2019, 12:57 AM   #266
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The General is in its final phase.

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Homes are now for sale (if not yet habitable), at phase 2 of Wapping Wharf.

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Nearby, Merchant's House refurbishment continues. The link section will have black timber cladding and the rendered building to the right, will be faced in copper brick slips.

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Old October 13th, 2019, 02:51 AM   #267
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The landscaping at Brandon Yard is complete.

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Old October 13th, 2019, 06:43 PM   #268
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Brandon Yard looks superb quality. More like this in Bristol, please!
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Old October 14th, 2019, 09:09 AM   #269
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Yeah I agree, good work Acorn the developers. Itís a high class finish.
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Old October 17th, 2019, 12:56 PM   #270
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some new CGI images of Western Harbour in this article
https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-...-our-ambition/
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Old October 29th, 2019, 11:15 PM   #271
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Western Harbour "Detailed" Updates:

https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-...ort-published/
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Old December 21st, 2019, 03:05 PM   #272
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About two years ago I made the rash assertion that the Redcliffe Wharf proposals were likely to be the last ones to be considered. Just goes to show how much I know.

Earlier this year more proposals were made to address the Environment Agency's concerns, but these involved raising the height of the buildings in front of Redcliffe Wharf.

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This impeded the view to/from Redcliffe Parade, so a new design, with the height shifted to the centre building, where it does not significantly impose on any desired view lines, has been submitted.

I would say this is bound to be the final version (D&A statement revision H), but the Environment Agency are still not happy about their potential access to the waterfront and this saga has been running since 2007. Fingers crossed for 2020.

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Old December 21st, 2019, 03:25 PM   #273
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Was wondering what happened to this one.

Would love to finally see this go ahead.
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Old December 21st, 2019, 07:06 PM   #274
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I really hope this gets approved & built.
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I can see how the central building has gained an extra floor, but I can't see anywhere where the height has been reduced -- am I missing something?
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I can see how the central building has gained an extra floor, but I can't see anywhere where the height has been reduced -- am I missing something?
The building on the right hand side. Took me a while too!
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Old December 23rd, 2019, 09:54 AM   #277
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Civic Society are being silly again, 1 story doesn't totally hide the the Georgian architecture they are wanting to protect "the view" of plus you can see the buildings if you were in the Harbour itself or walking across the bridge.

Its difficult to see what "Sweeping view" they're referring to as I cant see there being any decent line of sight from the Parade car park to those buildings? The trees do a far greater job blocking the view of the Georgian buildings than the new building does, are the Civic Society asking the council to rip them down too?
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Shame it doesnít impede the view of that abomination behind - the Mecure Hotel.

This is one of four areas in the city centre that continue to provide frustration. The others being the former Bank of England site, the buildings covered in scaffolding that visitors are greeted with when they leave the magnificence of Temple Meads and the Bearpit and itís immediate environment.
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I had assumed in my naivete that the view being protected must have been St Mary Redcliffe spire; but, evidently not. Can't figure out what is being objected to.

I really like the warehousey feel of the development, the "historic" angles, the sense of place.
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Civic Society are being silly again, 1 story doesn't totally hide the the Georgian architecture they are wanting to protect "the view" of plus you can see the buildings if you were in the Harbour itself or walking across the bridge.

Its difficult to see what "Sweeping view" they're referring to as I cant see there being any decent line of sight from the Parade car park to those buildings? The trees do a far greater job blocking the view of the Georgian buildings than the new building does, are the Civic Society asking the council to rip them down too?
Actually the council’s City Design Group also objected to the extra height, which is almost certainly why there has been another re-design. A lot of objections were received from the occupants on Redcliffe Parade and if you look at the 10 June document ‘View from car park behind building F”, the extra storey does indeed block a lot of the view.

Assuming the new arrangement is acceptable, there is only the difficulty of the remaining historic buildings being demolished and re-built, rather than restored - and the Environment Agency’s access concerns to deal with. What could possibly go wrong?
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