The redevelopment of St Mary le Port will help revitalise a key area of Bristol.
A new and exciting development is being planned in the heart of Bristol, which opens up St Mary le Port, improves public access to Castle Park, creates jobs and establishes a new vibrant and sustainable place for people to enjoy.
MEPC is the Development Manager of the site at St Mary le Port which will help revitalise a key area of Bristol by providing 300,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space and ground floor retail.
Our proposal for the St Mary le Port site has evolved over time working in partnership with Bristol City Council. We have considered the planning policy framework in detail and we have engaged in many wide-ranging discussions, with local representatives, to learn about the site.
We have used our knowledge and experience of placemaking and regenerating city centres to finalise our proposal.
St Mary le Port Tower and ruins are currently on Historic England’s ‘Heritage at Risk’ register and are in need of significant work to respectfully retain what remains, so that they can be enjoyed by people now and in the future. The Vaults underneath the pavement in High Street, are also in need of repair to address water ingress and damage to the medieval walls caused by tree roots.
Our planning submission includes a commitment to fund the repair and reuse of these historic ruins and to draw up plans, with local community representatives, to celebrate, and make good use of the space throughout the year.
Overall, the design approach is in-line with Bristol City Council’s City Centre Planning Policy Framework and its action on the climate change and ecological emergency. As well as setting ambitious and deliverable targets for our buildings, in terms carbon use in operation and embodied carbon, we will adopt the latest thinking in Environmental Net Gain (ENG) in order to take care of the natural environment long term.
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