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Frome Gateway

This area-wide regeneration project on the edge of Bristol city centre will showcase sustainable and climate-resilient mixed-use development. Working closely with the local community and businesses, the ambition is to create at least 1,000 new homes, alongside new workspace, community facilities and improved green spaces.

The area is currently an industrial estate lying either side of the River Frome in St Jude’s, which borders Riverside Park and Newfoundland Way, one of the principal traffic routes into the city and Cabot Circus shopping centre.

The aim is to create a sustainable and socially inclusive mixed-use neighbourhood which generates new jobs for local people, supports healthier living and reduces socio-economic inequality.

The River Frome runs through the area and we hope to make this a focal point for the community, while reducing flood risk and helping wildlife to thrive.

  • New homes, workspace and community facilities
  • Employment for local people
  • Supporting healthier living

What it means for Bristol

Frome Gateway – identified in Bristol’s Local Plan Review as an Area of Growth and Regeneration – has the potential to provide roughly 1,000 new homes, employment and community space, and improved public spaces, including a restored River Frome.

Regeneration of this key arrival point into the city centre will transform the mainly industrial site into a mixed-use riverfront neighbourhood within walking distance of the heart of Bristol, addressing the pressing need for new homes and jobs, and enhancing local identity and improving connections to surrounding neighbourhoods. Regeneration will provide a strategic contribution to the city’s response to the climate and ecological emergencies including the ambition to be a carbon neutral city by 2030.

Strategic Alignments

To ensure regeneration is values led the Frome Gateway plans sit within wider strategic aims including the One City Economic Recovery and Renewal Plan. This should focus public policy, action and the delivery of place change that works for all.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) alignments include: 11.3, 17

Bristol CGI showing new buildings and pedestrians

Key opportunities and challenges

Frome Gateway is close to Bristol city centre, next to the main retail areas of Cabot Circus and Broadmead. It is next to the M32 with easy access to Bristol Temple Meads station.

Bristol City Council (BCC) will be producing a spatial regeneration framework to guide long-term change in the area over the course of 2021/22– 2022/23. This will be informed by engagement and consultation with the local community, businesses and landowners to ensure the framework responds to and supports its context. BCC hopes the framework will be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document by summer 2023.

Contact the team

Jack Allan

Economic development officer

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