Developer Plans Skyscraper for Bristol

22 April 2010 (Last Updated April 22nd, 2010 18:30)

A 28-storey, mixed-use skyscraper has been proposed as part of a £300m regeneration project in the St Pauls area of Bristol, UK. The skyscraper would feature offices on the lower floors and 347 penthouse flats on the upper levels. The design replaces an earlier plan that incl

A 28-storey, mixed-use skyscraper has been proposed as part of a £300m regeneration project in the St Pauls area of Bristol, UK.

The skyscraper would feature offices on the lower floors and 347 penthouse flats on the upper levels.

The design replaces an earlier plan that included a 40-storey "gherkin" skyscraper, and is one of three options the developers have selected for the site, which will be put on display to gauge people's views before remodelling the plans.

Option one features an 11-storey office block with 325 residential units and option two is a seven-storey building with 318 home units.

All options feature retail spaces with restaurants and cafes.

The 6.4-acre site is bordered by Newfoundland Way and St Pauls Park. It is owned by housing and property management group Places for People.

Places for People has set up a joint working group to aid the development team to work with St Pauls Unlimited and other groups on the project, according to thisisbristol.co.uk.

Places for People spokesman David Mills said they were now going back out to a public exhibition on the scheme and would be presenting a number of options to the local community.

The reworked scheme offers connections between the city centre and St Pauls Gardens, improved pedestrian links, the removal of a central boulevard and a master plan reflective of the historic street pattern.