New plans for the comprehensive redevelopment of St Catherine’s Place in Bedminster, Bristol, have been shared with the community.
The owners of the site, local developer Firmstone Consortia One, are aiming to create an exciting new place in the heart Bedminster that delivers high quality new homes, shops, leisure facilities and services that the community need, all within an attractive, high quality environment.
The mixed-use scheme proposes 232 new homes, with 190 apartments in a new 21 storey tower and two secondary buildings of seven storeys and four storeys, together providing 42 homes.
On street level, there will be a range of leisure uses new to the area, including a cinema, gym, cafes and workspace, that will contribute to the revitalisation of the existing arcade and regeneration of the wider East Street area.
A sequence of public spaces will be created, widening the footpaths and softening the edges to provide new routes for pedestrians.
The proposals have been informed by detailed technical assessments and consultation with Bristol City Council and other key stakeholder groups.
This scheme takes account of the needs of proposed and existing neighbouring occupiers and aims to set an exemplary standard for Bristol in terms of its overall quality and sustainability.
St Catherine’s House is currently being converted to apartments by Firmstone Consortia One, demonstrating the developer’s commitment to delivery.
A public consultation event for the overall scheme was held with the development team in Windmill Hill City Farm yesterday afternoon and evening, attended by around 70 people.
Francis Firmstone, director of Firmstone Consortia One said: “This site is a key hub for the Bedminster Green area and will facilitate and act as a catalyst for its comprehensive regeneration.
“Our aim is to create an exciting, high-quality development that the community of Bedminster will use and enjoy.”