New design team sought for £300k neglected Bristol high street transformation project

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The once-thriving shopping street is due for a major redesign

Bristol City Council is looking to appoint a multi-disciplinary design team to deliver a £290,000 revamp of a ‘neglected’ high street in south Bristol.          

The high street delivery plan and improvements work is part of a £15m Government Levelling Up-funded regeneration project which aims to 're-animate and re-imagine' Filwood Broadway in the Knowle West estate.       

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The once-thriving shopping street is due for a major redesign as part of the regeneration which could include the pedestrianisation of part of the road.  

The council’s brief says: “This work will build on many years of engagement and work with local residents and stakeholders, and it is intended that study will build on this legacy to better connect the regeneration work with local economic development, food strategies, safety improvements, culture, community and public art, and develop clear deliverable improvement plans.”

The estimated total project value is £290,000, with an estimated contract value of £95,000 to £125,000 to deliver the work.

The contract will start in May 2024, and is expected to last approximately eight to 12 months, with an option to extend for four to six months depending on the agreed improvements.  

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The search for a design team follows the appointment of architects Hayhurst and Co. for the £10m expansion and refurbishment of the local Filwood Community Centre - which recently closed its crazy golf course.

A new, larger convenience store also recently opened on the street - where there has been a long campaign for a supermarket.  

And there are plans to build new housing on the former cinema and swimming pool sites - with a ball court to be relocated away from the road.

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