Public consultation for the regeneration of a gateway site in Bristol launched
Proposals for the mixed-use gateway scheme, situated along the A4032 (M32) between the Shell Garage and Polysigns Exhibition & Display, have the potential to deliver new office space and 101 student beds to satisfy the growing demand for purpose-built student accommodation within easy walking and cycling distance of the Universities.
The high-quality building, designed by Bristol-based The Bush Consultancy, is consistent with the previously approved proposal for a seven-storey hotel scheme on the site. It will visually improve the area, complement other consented and forthcoming schemes in the vicinity as well as regenerate a land parcel that would have otherwise remained empty.
In addition to shared internal and external spaces, the scheme will retain a commercial element on the ground floor which can provide additional office space for local businesses.
Sustainability is central to Godwin’s proposals which are designed to target BREEAM Excellent and include a range of low and net zero carbon solutions – such as air source heat pumps, solar panels, passive design and a connection to the District Heat Network.
The scheme will deliver at least 10% biodiversity gain, be car-free and when built will be capable of supporting more than 11 full-time jobs as well as contributing £67 million of economic benefit to Bristol during its build and operational stages.
Godwin is committed to ensuring that the proposed development will contribute positively to the local community and is holding a public consultation between 15th January and 4th February 2024. A public information event will be held on Monday, 22nd January at St Pauls Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road, BS2 8XJ from 4 to 7.30 pm, with additional information and methods of feedback available at www.newfoundlandroad.co.uk.
Matt Chandler, Managing Director at Godwin Developments, said: “Godwin has been seeking to invest in Bristol for some time and hence we are pleased to share proposals for our first scheme on Newfoundland Road with the community. Our aim has always been to make the best use of this prominent site, which is too constrained for family housing but highly appropriate for students.
“St Paul’s is a unique area with a thriving community. We, therefore, want to protect family homes here from conversion into houses for student occupation while also improving and positively contributing to this part of the city. We are confident that our proposals would provide much-needed dedicated housing for Bristol’s student population and support the climate resilience and economic growth objectives of the city.”
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