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Old August 18th, 2005, 10:44 AM   #1
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Bristol Developments

Overview - Updated 28/08/07 but not completed - still many more projects to list - just look through this thread for them all
City Centre(ish)


1) Avon Gorge Hotel (+possible reopening of Clifton Rocks Railway) - still being planned
2) Bristol University Masterplan (at least 1 major iconic tower included in Masterplan) - masterplan approved, individual planning applications still to be submitted
3) SS Great Britain dock redevelopment - planning approved and construction started
4) Harbourside - under construction - should finish this year
5) Museum of Bristol - Approved and construction about to start
6) Old Bristol and West Tower reclad - Under construction - completion 2008.
7) Redcliffe Wharf - Partner still being sought by Bristol City Council. Temporary beach on site at moment.
8) Cabot Circus/Broadmead Expansion - major expansion under construction - opening 2008
9) OneDoveStreet - Still being planned.
10) Temple Quay 1 - Virtually finished
11) Temple Quay 2 - Construction started
12) Bristol Arena - still being finalised
13) Finzells Reach - Construction/demolition started
14) St Mary le Port - back to the drawing board. New plans later this year
15) Bridewell Island - Urban Splash named development partner Bristol City Council. In planning
16) Conversion of old offices into new Hotel.

Under Construction
Cabot Circus
500m pound redevelopment of the main shopping centre to now be called - work well underway to be finished in 2008. Includes new 2nd tallest tower in city above the new Harvey Nichols store in the Quaker Friars development area
http://www.bristolcitycentre.com
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Finzels Reach
Redevelopmend of the old Courage Brewery in the City Centre - including a new footbridge over the harbour between the site and the shopping centre. Work has started on site with demolition.
http://www.finzelsreach.com/




Harbourside
Controversial Wholesale redevelopment of the harbourside of Bristol. Phases 1 and 2 completed with the final phase 3 due for completion in 2 years time
http://www.bristol-harbourside.co.uk/


Colston Hall
Work has started on the new foyer building for Colston Hall. The art-deco Colston House building next to the hall has already been demolised and construction of the new foyer started in July 2007. Whilst the foyer building is being constructed, the council are looking for further funds (around £20m) to refurbish the hall itself.
http://www.colstonhall.org/redevelopment


Museum of Bristol
New £20m Museum for Bristol replacing the old Industrial Museum on the Floating Harbour. The Industrial Museum closed it's door in Oct 2006 and the new Museum should open in the summer of 2009.
http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ccm/conten...-of-bristol.en


Paintworks Bristol
New 'Creative Corner' in south east Bristol includes TV studios (home of Deal or No Deal!).
http://www.paintworksbristol.co.uk/


The Radisson Hotel, Broad Quay Tower
Recladding of the old Bristol and West Building Society HQ building and refit into a new 4 star hotel for the Radisson Hotel Group. Due to open late 2008



Temple Quay 2
Temple Quay 2 is now under construction as Temple Quay 1 is finished and the majority of the office space within it let.
http://www.templequay2.co.uk


Symes Avenue South Bristol
£20m complete reconstruction of the shopping arcade in a very run down area of South Bristol.
New supermarket is moving to the site and the existing shops are being replaces plus a new library/community building. Shops in the new arcade have already opened, the supermarket and community building should open by the end of 2007.
http://www.symesavenue.com/


In Planning

St Bridewells Island
Urban Splash have been selected as preferred developer of this site on the west side of Broadmead. Initial plans were received much more warmly than the plans that Deelay Freed came up with for the St Mary-le-Port redevelopment nearby.

St Mary-le-Port redevelopment
£150m redevelopment of the western end of Castle Park in the city centre. Developer Deeley Freed has been chosen by the council but their original plans to create a food-market based on the successful one at Borough Market in London. The plan took too much of the current green space in Castle Park so was very unpopular. Developer is now working on new plans.
http://www.stmaryleport.com/

Cattlemarket Road
Mixed use development comprising office, retail, residential, leisure and student accommodation in new and the refurbished former Post Office Sorting Office, adjacent to Temple Meads station. The 'creative quarter' for Cattlemarket Road proposes a series of new mixed use buildings that compliment and enhance the regeneration of the existing Post Office Sorting Depot buildings and their setting. Building on the positive aspects of the site, the design will increase the number and intensity of uses helping to create a vibrant sustainable development. The new buildings will provide Student Housing, Flexible Office Space and Studio Workspaces.


One Dove Street
Just outside the City Centre along the M32 motorway in the St Pauls area of the city. Initial consultation with locals done in spring 2007 and 3 different scenerios were put forward with one of them, the developers preferred scenerio include a very tall (for Bristol) tower at between 20-40 storeys.
http://www.onedovelane.co.uk/


Bristol University Masterplan
£250m masterplan announced and outline planning permission awarded in 2006. Detailed planning underway with a landmark tower included in phase 2 of the masterplan.
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/Bursar/masterplan.html


Bristol Arena
The never ended saga of the proposed 10,000 capacity Bristol Arena at Temple Meads. Final design originally due to to be announced by the end of 2005, to be completed by 2009. It's now 2007, with no design and stories of no money. May appear at some point.
http://www.templequarter.com/bristol-arena/




Football Stadiums
Both football clubs are planning on redeveloping their grounds (Bristol City to rebuild their East End stand, Bristol Rovers doing lots more to their ground because the Memorial Ground really needs it).
Bristol Rovers have announced that redevelopment of the Memorial Ground will start in 2008 and they've already announced they'll be playing their home matches at Cheltenham Town ground during the rebuilding.
Bristol City have announced they're planning on starting work on the East End in Summer 2008. But they said the same thing about the summer of 2005 and 2006. It all depends on how well they do in the football league.

Bristol Rovers Proposals for Memorial Ground
http://www.bristolrovers.premiumtv.c...,10328,00.html
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Bristol City Proposal for Ashton Gate


St Marys Redcliffe
The Council have also announced a consultation on the environment around St Mary Redcliffe church which, at the moment is being choked by a dual carriageway outside it, but changes to the roads around the centre mean that this road doesn't need to be quite so major.

Lakeshore South Bristol
New apartments and offices on the site of the old Wills Tobaco offices near Hartcliffe being planned by Urban Splash http://www.lakeshorebristol.co.uk/



Wildlife Conservation Park North Bristol
Bristol Zoo has £50m plans for a new Wildlife Conservation Park near Cribbs Causeway http://www.conservationpark.org.uk/


Concorde Museum North Bristol
New Museum for Concorde to be built at Cribbs Causeway. Concorde was partly built in Bristol and the very last flight of any of them was coming back to the city. Since then, it's been temporary housed in Filton with a temporary visitors centre. Money is still being raised to build a new permanent museum for it at Cribbs Causeway, a major shopping/leisure centre near the M5.

Southmead 'Superhospital' North Bristol
£374m reconstruction of Southmead Hospital in North Bristol followed by a downgrading of the other main North Bristol Hospital (Frenchay) afterwards. Not sure of the status of this - planning was approved early 2007 for completion in 2009.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/4155900.stm

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Colston Hall design is unveiled

The design for the multi-million pound redevelopment of Bristol's Colston Hall has been unveiled.

Work is due to begin soon on renovating the Victorian concert hall to turn it into a venue for the 21st Century.

But before the builders can move in, Bristolians are being given a chance to have their say about the plans.

Residents can also give their opinion on the designs for the new Museum of Bristol, which will be built on the site of the Industrial Museum.

The two rebuilding projects are part of a scheme to boost Bristol's reputation as a city of culture.

The revamped Colston Hall will boast a number of cafes and bars as well as rehearsal rooms, studios and a redesigned main hall.

Paul Barnett, from the city council, said: "As soon as this hall is open, it will be full."

The designs are on show at the Architecture Centre, Narrow Quay, in Bristol, until the middle of September.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/4156324.stm
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Work to start on Broadmead revamp

Work will begin in September on the first phase of the £500m revamp of Bristol's Broadmead shopping area.

Developers, the Bristol Alliance, said the necessary compulsory purchase orders had now been completed on all properties including Tollgate House.

The first part of demolition work will start on the old post-war shopping area in the Penn Street area.

The work will include the re-routing of Bond Street and Newfoundland Road. The scheme will be finished in three years.

Traders in Broadmead recently voted in favour of becoming a Business Improvement District (BID).

All businesses will now be required to contribute 1.5% of their rateable value over the next three years.

The money will be used to improve store location signage at the entrances, new paving, and replacing street furniture.

Under the scheme retailers will get more of a say in the running of the centre.
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The old Courage Brewery will be converted to this by HDG Mansur:


and conected to Castle Park via the Mobius bridge designed by Hakes Associates:


The site for the new Arena next to Temple Meads station:


Does anyone know what is happening to the old Post Office sorting building?


Finally, update on construction of the new bus station (photo taken about 1 month ago):
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Old August 18th, 2005, 01:04 PM   #5
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There was a story in the local paper last month that said that the owners of the old Post Office sorting centre are about to submit plans to convert it into apartments.

Personally, I'd rather the whole place was bulldozed and rebuilt from the ground up rather than keep the existing building - which isn't exactly going to be winning any architect awards anytime soon.
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god i love this bridge, why the hell cant we have a huge version of this over the thames ??? or anywhere else for that matter !
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yeah but will it help it compete with cities like nottingham???
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As nice as the design might look I think it's terrible shame to get rid of the old Colston Hall - they at least keep the old frontage. It's quite sad that the developers manage to do what the Luftwaffe couldn't - destroy the place. If they want to build a nice concert hall demolish some of the nasty concrete buildings that sprang up after the war in that area.
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They're not going to knock down Colston Hall.

What they are going to do is knocked down Colston House next door (which is also listed but English Heritage have already approved the plans because Colston Hall is more important) and rebuild that to be the main entrance to Colston Hall. Colston Hall will have some work done on it but it'll still be there afterwards.
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Ive finaly brought a digital camera.Is there any where you want me to go?
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The Crest Nicholson harbourside development; Temple Quay; Bus/coach station, Broadmead redevelopment when it starts plus some random street/urban scenes. Try and get a good vista point, say the top of the Travel Inn on Bond Street or from that balloon thingy on Castle Park.
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They're not going to knock down Colston Hall.

What they are going to do is knocked down Colston House next door (which is also listed but English Heritage have already approved the plans because Colston Hall is more important) and rebuild that to be the main entrance to Colston Hall. Colston Hall will have some work done on it but it'll still be there afterwards.
Ah right, thanks for enlightening me ! From the BBC article it sounded like the Hall could of been knocked down.
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yeah but will it help it compete with cities like nottingham???
I'm pretty sure that Bristol is already a lot more popular than Nottingham...
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Bristol is pretty good for riverside/harbourside appartments now. Don't come here if you want to watch good football though!
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Bristol is pretty good for riverside/harbourside appartments now. Don't come here if you want to watch good football though!
And you won't find much good football in Nottingham either.
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Haha. Yes, both Nottingham clubs are doing worse than our clubs.

But forest won't be in League 1 for SEVEN years...
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Haha. Yes, both Nottingham clubs are doing worse than our clubs.

But forest won't be in League 1 for SEVEN years...
You'll see bodies floating in the Trent if they are.
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Been into Bristol unfortuantely most of my photos have failed as i had my new digital cam set on video.Only two construction photos came out the rest are buildings.Ill be back down there soon with more photos.How do i find the Bristol arena site from templemeads station.Thanks







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From the southern end of Temple Meads platform 12/13 or from the Bath Road.
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2 bits of new today:

1) Work officially started today on the Broadmead extension with a ceremonial 'cutting of the first sod' by some important Bristol folk (leader of the council and that sort of group). They also announced that as part of this, they're going to rebrand Broadmead. The name for the extension is going to be 'The Merchants Quarter' and, eventually, this name will spread to cover the rest of the shopping centre with the old bits called 'Quakers Friars at The Merchants Quarter' and 'Broadmead at The Merchants Quarter'. Not sure about the name change - and I don't think it'll stick anyway. The problem is that 'The Merchants Quarter' could be in any city whereas no-one else has a Broadmead - it's a distinctively Bristolian name (even if no-one else quite understands what it means). Details of the extension are at http://www.bristolcitycentre.com

2) Bristol Zoo have unveiled their plans for a new Giant 'National Wildlife Conservation Park'. The aim of the park would be to replicate the animals natural habitat as far as possible and there would be tigers, bears giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs and wolves there. There would be different zones including a coral reef, a congo basin, african savannah, central american swamp and a chinese forest. There would also be a native wetland area, heathland and woodland for UK animals. The park would be just by the M5 motorway by J17. Details of the new Zoo plans are at http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/join/nwcp
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