Project Summary

  • High quality office development with a publicly accessible landscaped pocket square.
  • Demolition of the existing building.
  • A three stage planning process comprising a pre app submission, an EIA Request for a Screening Opinion for the building’s demolition; the submission of a full planning application; and post determination discharge of condition applications and non material amendments applications and a Section 278 Agreement for small scale off site highways works.

The Planning Process

The proposal comprised the demolition of a redundant squash court adjacent to a large Council owned and operated office building and its replacement with an exemplar six storey, commercial office building of circa 4800 sq.m GEA, with a publicly accessible external landscaped pocket square. 

In conjunction with a design team led by AHMM the proposal was widely applauded at pre app stage. The full planning application was supported by a comprehensive package of information that covered planning issues, design and heritage, landscape, trees and ecology, sustainability, energy, SUDs and flood risk, site contamination, utilities, transport, noise, air quality and enabling works. The proposal was subject to a Section 106 Agreement to ensure connection to Bristol’s district heating network. The team was required to work with the Council’s property team to resolve off site issues relating to the closure of the rear access into 100 Temple Street and creation of a new access into 100 Temple Street, the relocation of disabled car parking and cycle parking spaces and the relocation of the refuse storage and collection points. The work of a local artist was integrated into the wider design. Taking inspiration from the site’s history as a print works the art element has focused on using print lettering for the design of the cyclist entrance and substation/service area gates.  

To date a series of discharge of conditions applications and non material amendment applications have been dealt with.

“Being new to Bristol, we appointed Julie to handle all planning-related matters on the recommendation of our architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Limited. This has proved to be a valuable introduction and having Julie as a key member of our team has benefitted the scheme, playing a significant part in helping us achieve an excellent Planning Consent for this prime site.”

Richard Jones and Katie Jay, Nord Bristol Ltd