A planning application has been submitted to Bristol City Council for Redcliff Quarter, a £180 million mixed used development that promises to revive a 2.5 acre site in the centre.
Plans include residential apartments, restaurants, offices, a hotel and pedestrian street linking St Thomas Street and Redcliff Street. The architecture – produced by Lyons Sleeman Hoare – is designed to reflect the industrial heritage of the area, including wider pavements, roof top and courtyard gardens, balconies and terraces, targeting BREEAM excellent ratings for the commercial buildings.
A central tower with glass on four-sides will reference the Pilkington Glass Works and Bristol Blue Glass who were present on the site post-war.
Developers Change Real Estate claim that the “urban destination” will contribute £7 million per year to the local economy and create 4-500 jobs.
“We are already in discussion with some exciting food operators, chefs and restaurateurs who are keen to be a part of this development,” commented Ron Persaud, Change Real Estate’s director.
“Our proposed plans will revive this under-utilised area of the city with a vibrant and high quality ’18-hour city’ development, with its own, unique identity that embraces the character and heritage of the neighbourhood. We underwent public consultation before Christmas and have been working closely with the local authority to reach this point; we have listened carefully to what everyone has to say, resulting in the plans we are now submitting.
“Redcliff Quarter will become a new destination in the heart of the city, close to excellent public transport networks and occupying a prime location close to the Harbourside, and Bristol’s business and retail quarters.”’
Change Real Estate was granted unanimous consent in 2015 for phase one of the development on the adjacent site, comprising a mix of retail and residential units.
If planning consent is granted, construction is slated to begin by mid-2017, pending archaeological work.