What it means for Bristol
The mixed use development of Hengrove Park has enormous importance for the future economy of South Bristol.
Partially developed since phase one – City of Bristol College, South Bristol Community Hospital and Hengrove Park Leisure Centre – was completed in 2012, this is the single largest regeneration scheme in the city at 49 hectares. Together with the nearby Jessop Park and Parkview housing sites, and Filwood Green Business Park and Whitchurch Lane works, its revitalisation will give the area a huge economic boost in terms of jobs and skills.
As well as the new homes, the scheme will also deliver 9,000sq m of new office and education/training space (including an extension of the college for an Advanced Construction Centre), plus 2,440 sq m of commercial/retail space.
This could create more than 700 new jobs, in addition to temporary construction jobs, on Hengrove Park, plus another 1,800 jobs within the expanded Bottle Yard film studios and other employment sites surrounding Hengrove Park over the next 10 years.
To ensure regeneration is values led, the plans for Hengrove 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, 17.3