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PLOT 3
INFRASTRUCTURE
DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT

NOVEMBER 2015

Prepared on behalf of Homes &
Communities Agency by:

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION 5
1. EXISTING SITUATION
EXISTING SITE CONTEXT 9
EXISTING SITE DESCRIPTION 10
SITE PHOTOS 11
2. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT


RESPONSE TO HCA ASSET DELIVERY PLAN

14

DEVELOPMENT CONSTRAINTS 18
DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK 19
3. DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
PROPOSALS IN CONTEXT 22
ILLUSTRATIVE PLAN 24
GENERAL ARRANGEMENT 26
CROSS SECTIONS 28
FURNITURE 30
PLANTING 32
MATERIALS + LIGHTING 34
POTENTIAL TEMPORARY USES 36
ACCESS SUMMARY 38
DRAINAGE 39

VIEW TOWARDS APPLICATION SITE FROM
MEADS REACH BRIDGE

INTRODUCTION
This Design and Access Statement is submitted in support
of an application for full planning permission on behalf of the
Homes & Communities Agency (the Applicant) for proposed
infrastructure works to facilitate the disposal and development
of Plot 3 in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone (TQEZ), Bristol.
The proposed development includes the following
components:
-- Extension of Friary to Meads Reach Bridge;
-- Opening Isambard Walk as a two-way vehicular street
between Friary and Temple Back East;
-- Provision of new public space; and
-- Street furniture and landscaping.

Arup was appointed by the Applicant, as Managing Consultant,
to lead a team to assess opportunities to facilitate the
development of the Applicant’s sites in the TQEZ – Plot 3, Plot
6, Friary, 1-9 Bath Road/Fish Dock, Feeder Road and Arena
Island.
The resulting Asset Delivery Plan, for the core area of the TQEZ,
identified a delivery strategy for the Applicant’s assets. The
infrastructure works proposed, as part of this application, is
one of the site-specific outputs identified in the Asset Delivery
Plan as enabling the disposal and development of Plot 3.
The Applicant is currently progressing the sale of Plot 3 for a
five star hotel and a 600 place conference centre.
This Statement is structured as follows:
Section 1 – Existing Situation: An overview of the existing site
conditions surrounding Friary.
Section 2 – Design Development: A summary of the key spatial
design evolution for the proposed development.
Section 3 – Development Proposals: A detailed description of
the proposed development including details of the proposals
for street furniture, planting; lighting and materials.

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT

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PLOT 3 INFRASTRUCTURE

EXISTING SITE CONTEXT DESCRIPTION
TEMPLE QUARTER ENTERPRISE ZONE
The application site forms part of the TQEZ, a 70 hectare area
which encompasses a diverse range of urban environments
including Temple Meads Railway Station, the Floating Harbour,
The Cut and several vacant development sites (including Plot 3
and Plot 6) that are suitable for the redevelopment.
PLOT 3 & 6
Plot 3 located to the north and east of the site is currently
used as a temporary car park, cafe bar and events space.
2No. temporary cafe bars, Yurt Lush and The Goods Yard
successfully activate the spaces adjacent to the Floating
Harbour providing a vibrate environment in the daytime and
evening. Plot 6 is located to the south of the application site
and is primarily used for car parking and operational activities
associated with Temple Meads Station.

section has a dual-carriageway leading to a large roundabout
after which it reduces to single carriageway as far as Isambard
Walk. Beyond this point there is no vehicular carriageway
however, a pedestrian/cycle route continues to Meads Reach
Bridge.
To the north is the Temple Quay commercial office
development with a vacant plot to the south (Plot 6), currently
used as a series of surface car parks with access from Friary
and the Temple Meads Station forecourt.
The development of Plots 3 and 6 and the redevelopment of
Temple Meads Station will significantly alter the requirements
for Friary, both for vehicular and pedestrian/ cycle movements.

FRIARY
Friary is a wide access road running broadly parallel to Temple
Meads Station from Temple Circus, serving the Temple Quay
development and the Network Rail land at Plot 6. Friary, as
with the wider Temple Quay estate roads, is entirely owned
and managed by the HCA and as such it is classified as an
unadopted highway and a private way.
The road has a 10mph speed limit and a carriageway surfaced
with concrete paving setts however, its dimensions make the
carriageway overly dominant in the space. The most westerly

TEMPORARY USES ON PLOT 3
View from Rope Walk

FRIARY
View towards Temple Circus from Friary junction with Isambard Walk

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT

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