Magistrates Court and New Bridewell, Bristol

Working with AWW Architects, the Watkin Jones Group has secured planning permission for the redevelopment of two key sites on Nelson Street in Central Bristol. These schemes combined will provide 848 bed spaces of student accommodation, 10,000 sqft of flexible commercial space and significant public realm enhancements.

Pre-application discussions for the former Magistrates Court development commenced in October 2012, a planning application was submitted in January 2013 and a resolution to grant permission was obtained in April 2013, prior to the completion of the Section 106 Agreement and issue of planning permission in July 2013. The development commenced in early 2014 for completion in mid-2015.

Pre-application discussions for the former New Bridewell police headquarters commenced in May 2013, a planning application was submitted in November 2013 and a resolution to grant permission was obtained in February 2014, prior to the completion of the Section 106 Agreement and issue of planning permission in April 2014. Enabling works are currently being undertaken to enable completion of the development in mid-2016.