St Mary le Port project wins planning consent

Planning proposals for progressive and ambitious development of the St Mary le Port, Castle Park area of Bristol have been granted by the city’s Council. The plans have been developed over the past 18 months, with specialist input from a number of our Venture Project Management team.

The new development, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, will see three former bank buildings replaced with one nine-storey and two eight-storey office blocks, with independent retailers, plus food and beverage outlets, at ground level.

The project, driven by owner and developer MEPC Limited will also expand the park, restore the ruined St Mary le Port church tower, and reinstate three historic city centre streets that were lost during the Bristol Blitz. The scheme will also contribute towards public toilets and improved cycle lanes through Castle Park, one of Bristol’s largest open green spaces.

Our Hedley Jones, Partner and Head of ESG, Refurbishment and Development has been acting as ESG Project Advisor for the scheme, collaborating with the project delivery team to ensure the project design maximises all possible opportunities to integrate ESG best practice. The three new office buildings, which will cover more than 300,000 sq. ft of internal space, will target BREEAM Outstanding and Net Zero carbon in operation. The scheme will target WELL-Certified Platinum-rated buildings with many outdoor terraces, PVs on the roofs and improved biodiversity at all levels, with the aim to plant 60 new trees and create a Biodiversity Net Gain of at least 20%.

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Image credit: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios