Project update October 2020
The focus of the project is the section of East Street with restricted vehicle access running between Cannon Street and Dalby Avenue but also considers how East Street can connect with neighbouring areas

Over the Spring of 2020, we undertook a wide-ranging research and community engagement exercise which included interviews with local community groups, an online interactive map, user surveys and also spending time in the street, observing how its currently used through the course of the day and evening.

The website received over 4,500 views and we had 600 interactions (i.e surveys completed or posts on the interactive map) and we read through every word of the feedback.

This has been fed into a 'Stage 1 Report' which sets out a framework to guide how the street should develop. You can download this report HERE. You can also watch this short update video (to the left).

Additionally, we are hosting a live Q&A webinar event on Monday 9th November at 12.30. Please register interest by following this LINK.
Who is behind this project?
The project is funded by multiple partners including Bedminster BID, Bristol City Council, Deeleyfreed, Firmstone Consortia, Dandara and O2 Dominion. The project is being coordinated by Bedminster Business Improvement District (BID).

Who is working on this project?
The BID has commissioned a multidisciplinary team led by McGregor Coxall, who bring award winning experience in successful high street regeneration schemes. The team includes Alec French Architects, a well established, award-winning, Architectural Practice who will assist in developing an architectural strategy for the high street buildings.

Also, Streets Reimagined, a locally based urban design practice bringing a people-centred approach to the creative process of reimagining streets and urban spaces. Streets Reimagined will be focussed on enabling the community to get involved and shape the design process.

Also on the team are Phil Jones Associates who are a transport agency who prioritise designing places for people and not just infrastructure. They will drive the sustainable transport approach with a particular focus on the one-way section of East Street between its junctions with Cannon Street and Dalby Avenue. Completing the team are Ginkgo, an independent public art and cultural producer. Gingko will focus on the cultural interests of the project so that they can be nurtured and made visible within the streetscape.

What happens now?
The study will be carried out in two stages;
STAGE 1 - RESEARCH & ANALYSIS to Stage 1 aims to understand East Street, conceptualise it through a series of options that test, rationalise and confirm a preferred placemaking direction.
STAGE 2 - CONCEPT DESIGN to Stage 2 aims to develop a detailed master plan that clearly informs future movement, public art, materials, street elements, architecture and programming.

The project is being coordinated by Bedminster BID with support from Bristol City Council, Deeleyfreed, Firmstone Consortia, Dandara and A2 Dominion. The delivery team is led by McGregor Coxall alongside Alec French Architects, Phil Jones Associates, Gingko Projects and Streets Reimagined.

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