Coming up: Mixed use for Bristol's Clifton Village

Workspace, retail, restaurants and improved public realm are in the mix for regeneration project in Bristol suburb.

THAT Group's planned mixed use scheme will replace a long disused building (PIC THAT Group)
THAT Group's planned mixed use scheme will replace a long disused building (PIC THAT Group)

Regeneration specialist THAT Group has got the go ahead for a mixed use scheme in Bristol’s Clifton Village suburb. The developer plans to replace a long disused building with a scheme providing 1,700 square metres of workspace as well as restaurant and retail space. The proposal, which is designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, also provides an improved public realm.

Also in Bristol, student accommodation specialist Unite has won consent for a 416-bed development on the site of the former Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI). The Old BRI proposal also includes the conversion of a former Georgian hospital building into 62 homes for rent, around 20 per cent of which will be affordable. Unite will deliver the rental homes, with the option of retaining or disposing them on completion. Richard Smith, Unite Students chief executive, said, "Old BRI creates new supply in a city centre location where there is an acute shortage of high quality affordable student accommodation".

Trafford Housing Trust’s Laurus Homes brand has got the go ahead to develop 122 mixed tenure homes in Chorley, Lancashire. The homes will be developed on a 10.5 hectare site next to Chorley’s new office park, the Strawberry Fields Digital Hub. It is expected that around half of the homes will be available for shared ownership and affordable rent. Graeme Scott, development director at Trafford Housing Trust, said: “This Euxton Road site meaningfully responds to housing needs in Chorley by providing a range of homes for various tenures to meet the needs of those on different incomes".

Camden Council in north Londonhas given consent for a former store building to be demolished and replaced with a Premier Inn hotel. The chain’s owner Whitbread worked with development partner Demar Holdings and architect Morris + Company on the proposal, which provides the hotel, with ground floor retail space and three apartments for affordable rent.

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