Consultation on plans for up to 900 homes close to Temple Meads

Development could include 22 storey tower block

Images courtesy of DTZ Investors

Designs have been revealed for an 8.4 acre site close to Temple Meads which could see up to 900 homes built including a 22 storey tower block.

The Mead Street site is part of Bristol City Council’s Temple Quarter regeneration scheme. The land is owned by a pension fund and being managed by DTZ Investors – which is holding an online briefing for the public on Thursday 27 January.

The company says the plans are to redevelop the brownfield site “into a new, highly-sustainable and vibrant community of 850-900 new homes and workspaces with green public space at its heart.”

The scheme includes ground-floor commercial space across the site, for makers, small businesses, cafes and local shops.

There are fears that iconic views of Totterdown could be blocked by the 22 storey tower block near Bath Road.

Illustration looking up Bath Road.

But DTZ Investors says architects working on the project have “given very careful consideration to the scale, massing and positioning of the buildings to maintain views through the site, respecting the key principles set out in the council’s Urban Living SPD.”

The real estate management company also says on its website: “The scheme prioritises walking and cycling in what is currently an environment dominated by vehicles.

“It also seeks to ensure that the new and existing residents are fully integrated, to create a vibrant, healthy and beautiful place for the whole community. In returning this to the residential area it was before the 1950s ‘slum’ clearances, we will also be creating hundreds of new jobs in what we believe will be a highly-desirable and highly-sustainable new neighbourhood.”

To register for the online briefing on Thursday 27 January at 6pm visit: https://www.meadstreetconsultation.co.uk

Deadline for feedback is Friday 4 February 2022.