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SITE LOCATION

The site is situated off of Gas Lane, within the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone and opposite the forthcoming Bristol University Enterprise Campus.

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THE SITE

The site is bound to the north by Freestone Road and to the south by Gas Lane. 

The existing buildings include a car repair workshop, office space and surface car park.

SITE HISTORY

Much of the area was rural until the early 19th century, when the floating harbour helped modernise Bristol Docks, and industry began to develop along the River Avon and the Feeder Canal.

This heavy industry began to decline in the mid 20th century and was replaced by light industrial uses.

The site itself remained a residential area until the late 1940s when the houses were demolished and gradually replaced by large plot industrial buildings.

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REGENERATION

The site is situated within one of Europe's largest regeneration programmes, the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. It aims to create a sustainable and flourishing new urban quarter for Bristol. A place that is welcoming to all to live, work, study, enjoy leisure time and build on Bristol’s strengths as a world class city.

Amongst this regeneration is the University of Bristol's new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus with innovation at its core, due to open in 2023.

HERITAGE & CONSERVATION

There are 9 statutorily listed and 3 locally listed heritage assets within 500m of the site. These are shown in purple and orange respectively.

Key assets include:

  • St Vincents Works

  • Bristol Temple Meads Station

  • The Marble Factory

  • The Gas Works Wall

Whilst acknowledging the historic context and townscape of this area, there is a significant aspiration to see regeneration, and as such there is a strong emerging context of tall buildings, several of which are proposed close to the subject site.

 

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