Bedminster Green regeneration

Bedminster Green regeneration

What Bedminster Green is, why we’re developing this area, what the development project involves, how to take part in the consultations.

What Bedminster Green is

Bedminster Green is a development area made up of five sites (plots) that are being developed for housing and community spaces. It’s between East Street and Windmill Hill in Bedminster.

The development area includes:

  • Hereford Street car park
  • the open area at Providence Place
  • St Catherine’s Place shopping centre
  • the land to the west of Hereford Street and to the east of Dalby Avenue (A38)

You can see more detail of the five development plots and where they are on this map of the development area.

Bedminster Green development plot map

Bedminster Green development plots, view full size image. (jpg, 545KB) (opens new window)

Why we’re developing Bedminster Green

We’re developing Bedminster Green because:

  • it gives us the opportunity to build much-needed homes: Bristol is a fast growing city and needs new homes
  • it’s at walking distance to the city centre, the new Temple Quarter, and close to local jobs, shops and amenities
  • the area is currently fragmented: houses at Windmill Hill and the open green space at Victoria Park are split from Bedminster’s town centre and East Street, by car parking and industrial sites
  • some of the industrial sites are empty or underused and can support new development, including new homes and community and employment spaces
  • it has excellent public transport links, including MetroBus services, Bedminster train station and bus routes to Bristol Airport and to the city centre, helping people travel more sustainably
  • regenerating the area is an opportunity to revive Bedminster’s historic high street, East Street, and support local businesses and employment

What the development project involves

The Bedminster Green development project involves:

  • building a mix of new housing
  • restoring the River Malago
  • enhancing public spaces
  • improving local public transport
  • making walking and cycling easier and safer

Benefits of the project

The regeneration of Bedminster Green is an opportunity to revitalise the area. It will breathe life into the local economy, while providing much-needed homes as part of a sustainable, well-connected, healthier new neighbourhood in the south of Bristol.

Benefits of the project include:

  • a range of new homes, in a mix of:
    • private rented accommodation
    • accommodation for sale
    • student accommodation
    • affordable housing
  • new and improved pavements and cycle lanes, so that everyone can enjoy active travel safely and easily, reducing car use and emissions
  • better public transport: proposals include new bus lanes and bus stops along the A38/Dalby Avenue
  • a revitalised local economy, including East Street, by bringing new people to the area and better-connecting homes in Windmill Hill with Bedminster’s shopping areas
  • restoration of the River Malago, which will improve wildlife, flood defence and public spaces in the area for all to enjoy
  • opportunities for apprenticeships, employment and training, in partnership with On Site Bristol, during the construction process

Who is managing the developments

Each of the five development plots at Bedminster Green is owned and managed by a different developer, except plots 4b and 5 which are owned by the council and being brought forward by its development partner. The plots are at different stages of development.

The developers are:

  • Plot 1, Pring and Hill site, Malago Road: a2dominion
  • Plot 2, St. Catherine’s Place: Firmstone Developments
  • Plot 3, Dalby Avenue car park and Whitehouse Lane: Deeley Freed
  • Plot 4a, Stafford Street: Dandara
  • Plot 4b, Little Paradise: Bristol City Council (owners), Dandara
  • Plot 5, land next to Dalby Avenue: Bristol City Council (owners), Dandara

Each development plot is at a different stage. As plans progress, the developers are making planning applications. You can comment on the planning applications on Bristol’s online Planning Portal. To find out more, visit the developers’ websites.

Find out more about the project

We’ll be updating this webpage with more information on Bedminster Green in the coming weeks.