Proposals for a new mixed-use development in Bristol were approved by a Government Planning Inspector at the start of March while the proposal was submitted by Summix in April 2019.
The derelict brownfield site in St Philip’s Marsh along the corner of Feeder Road and Albert Road will be transformed to add a new lease of life to the vibrant town once these plans go ahead.
The developers aim to complete a purpose-built student accommodation that can house 595 new student apartments and provide 3,500 square metres of commercial space.
Students living in this location will be able to make use of the city centre routes and local amenities as this new development is in the heart of Bristol.
The key benefits of the development
Summix’s aim to improve the cycle lane on Feeder Road is welcomed as it should encourage local students to pick upcycling, a mode of transport that is good for health and has little impact on the environment.
Summix also plans on planting greenery and making improvements to the public realm as part of the development.
The Government’s Planning Inspector recognised the proposals would help with “meeting a pressing need for purpose-built student accommodation in the city” and “freeing up family homes onto the housing market at a time when there is an urgent need for housing in the city”.
Stuart Black, development director at Summix, explains: “We are absolutely delighted that our proposals to deliver much needed purpose-built student accommodation, alongside new commercial space, have been granted permission. Our plans will not only help to meet an identified demand for student housing in a highly sustainable location but will also support investment and job creation in the city by providing affordable commercial space close to the city centre, helping to support Bristol’s post Covid19 economic recovery."
“The plans will bring this important site back into positive use and act as a gateway to the exciting Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. We are also committed to ensuring that the redevelopment of the site plays its part in the wider regeneration of St Philip’s Marsh.”