Plans for Hengrove Park and Hartcliffe Campus

Plans for Hengrove Park and Hartcliffe Campus

Hengrove Park and Hartcliffe Campus development proposals, including information about each phase of the projects

We’re planning and building homes on two brownfield sites in South Bristol at Hengrove Park and Hartcliffe Campus.

The plans include relocating St Bernadette's Rugby Club and the 21st (Gladstone) Scout Group.

Phase one 

Phase one includes:

  • 261 homes, which Kier Living are building on the site south of the Leisure Centre (planning reference 17/03943/F) 
  • Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, which opened in 2012
  • South Bristol Community Hospital, which opened in 2012
  • South Bristol Skills Academy 

Phase two 

The outline planning consent for the re-development of Hengrove Park based on a Master Plan with Design Codes was granted in February 2020.

The development will deliver:

  • up to 1435 new homes (minimum 30% affordable homes)
  • a new public park
  • community and employment facilities

We will shortly launch a procurement process to select a delivery partner, to work with the us to deliver the scheme in phases over 5 to 10 years.

View the full planning application on the Planning Portal (reference 19/02632/PB).

The delivery strategy for Hengrove Park was approved in May 2019. View details of the decision (agenda item 15).

Hengrove Bookends consultation

We’re working on plans to develop two sites called the Hengrove Bookends. 

These are off Hengrove Boulevard, between the existing multi-storey car parks for Hengrove Leisure Centre and the South Bristol Community Hospital.

The Bookends are one of several development sites being brought forward by Bristol City Council across the city to help meet the demand for more housing.

The sites form part of the wider Hengrove Park Masterplan, and the proposed design will reflect the parameters set out in the masterplan and related planning documents. 

Overview of the proposals

We’re working on proposals for two new buildings either side of the newly landscaped Boulevard, which will provide:

  • 53 apartments
  • 4,990 square metres of office space
  • 1,400 square metres of flexible commercial space

We intend to submit a full planning application for the 53 apartments to be 100% Affordable Housing, a mix of ‘Social Rent’ and ‘Shared Ownership’ homes.

This consultation will inform the planning applications, which are due to be submitted later this year.   


The consultation will run from 1 March to 4 April 2021.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions the consultation will be run online on our consultation hub.

View the proposals in more detail and give your views.

If you need hard copies of the consultation material and survey, email or call 0117 977 2002.

Relocating St Bernadette’s Rugby Club

St Bernadette’s Rugby Club currently uses a club house and pitches at Hengrove Park.  

We're relocating the club to the former Whitehouse Centre and school on Fulford Road in Hartcliffe. We’re working with club members to design new facilities. 

A consultation on the design proposals was conducted from 6 to 20 November 2019. Details of the consultation and response are on the Consultation Hub.

Planning was submitted in March 2020 and can be viewed and commented on through the Planning Portal (reference 20/01212/FB).

The 21st (Gladstone) Scout Group currently uses premises at Hengrove Park. We'll relocate these facilities close to their current location. 

The relocation was decided in May 2019. View details of the decision (agenda item 14).

Hartcliffe Campus

An outline application for up to 350 homes was approved at Planning Committee in September 2018. The full planning application is on the Planning Portal (reference 18/02055/P).

In December 2018, we selected LiveWest and Keepmoat Homes to develop the site. They submitted a planning application in May 2019. View the full planning application on the Planning Portal (reference 19/02242/M).  View Jessop Park development.

Background information and timeline of previous projects

Hengrove Park and Hartcliffe Campus timeline 

These sites were part of the South Bristol Housing Zone. 

See housing developments that were completed at part of the South Bristol Housing Zone (pdf, 76KB) (opens new window)

Previous exhibitions

Display boards from 7 December 2017 to 31 January 2018

Display boards from the November 2017 exhibition:

Display boards from the October 2017 exhibition