A new chapter in the story of Bedminster

21st August 2020
A new chapter in the story of Bedminster

We are excited to be working with Firmstone Developments to help them reinstate St Catherine’s Place as a thriving neighbourhood in the heart of south Bristol.

St Catherine’s Place is an integral part of Bedminster, a famous district of Bristol, south of the River Avon. It is a place with a fascinating history and an exciting future. Whilst much of Bedminster has seen a renaissance in recent years, St Catherine’s Place is somewhat neglected.

Having had their initial proposals refused by Bristol City Council in January 2020, our task is to produce revised plans to transform St Catherine’s Place into a vibrant, mixed-use destination.

Our proposals focus on enhancing pedestrian connections with new public realm along Dalby Avenue and the reinstatement of a historic route reconnecting Mill Lane to Bedminster Green. The central location and connectivity of this site lends itself to a low car ownership development which will be supported by an enhanced pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.

The application also looks to address several concerns that were raised about the scheme previously submitted (by others) in 2018.

Senior Associate Architect and Project Lead, Jacqui Pollard on the appointment:

We are delighted to be working with Firmstone Developments on this opportunity to bring forward a residential-led scheme which will kick-start the reinvigoration of East Street, strengthen the community offer and support local businesses within the area.

Francis Firmstone, Director of Firmstone Developments, commented:

With Stride Treglown’s placemaking expertise and deep connection to Bristol, we are now confident that we’ll be able to progress our much-needed plans to rejuvenate St Catherine’s Place and contribute to the long-term health of East Street.

We look forward to sharing further information at public consultation in the autumn.

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