Green light for major mixed-use regeneration project in Bristol
Bristol City Council has recently won planning consent to begin the first phase of work on Hengrove Park, a 76hectare former airfield redevelopment. It is the centrepiece for a massive regeneration programme designed to transform South Bristol into one of the most sought after areas in the South West.
Clarkebond, a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy, is acting as project manager for this £28million infrastructure project and, since being commissioned to oversee the civil and infrastructure engineering work, led the design process that has taken the site to planning.
Located four miles south of the city centre, Hengrove Park is the largest regeneration site for the city of Bristol. The first phase occupies 16 hectares and will incorporate a hospital, a leisure centre, a skills academy, approximately 250 residential units and the headquarters of Computershare. It is hoped that enabling works will begin in July of this year.
Clarkebond project director Carl Johanson said that being appointed to one of the largest development sites in UK was a major coup for Clarkebond. "We have grown strongly and strategically over the last few years and we are now one of the few engineering consultants in the UK able to provide both the project management skills and the diverse engineering talent needed to deliver a project of this magnitude".
Throughout the planning process, Clarkebond has been responsible for directing the development of the masterplans by Broadway Malyan, implementing and designing the infrastructure, highways and services strategy and conducting an environmental study of the area, which will also feature a large park for public use in a future phase.
Currently Clarkebond is tasked with bringing the planning approval up to tender and construction stage, with a view to the permanent works commencing on site towards the end of 2008.
Project sub-consultants include Broadway Malyan Planning, Broadway Malyan Landscape and Colin Buchanan and Partners.