Planning permission for River Avon scheme

Tue 13 August 2019, 3:19 pm

Developer Hadley Property Group and architect firm Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios have received planning permission for a housing development next to the River Avon.

The scheme was given the green light by Bristol City Council at the end of June, and is located on Bath Road, Totterdown Bridge, at an old Esso petrol station.

The development will provide 152 new homes across blocks of three, seven and 15 storeys. The scheme will have one, two and three-bedroom apartments, and will aim to offer more than the required 20% affordable housing.

The affordable homes will be split between shared ownership and affordable rented units, and the project will feature both commercial and retail space that will face onto Bath Road and the river.

The heart of the development will offer a new public space with the chance to hold small events such as open-air markets. The site is a short walk from Temple Meads Station, and work on the scheme is expected to commence early next year.

Jason Cornish, partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, said: “The delivery of the project will ensure that a currently dilapidated site is transformed to provide much needed affordable housing. The design provides a significantly improved public realm with links to the river and allowance for future pedestrian links to adjacent sites.”