J3 planning tour and talk – Thursday 11 September 2014


When: 11th September, 2014, 6.30.

Where: Meet at St Paul’s Sports Centre, Newfoundland Road, BS2 9NH 6.30pm

South West Young Planner are excited to invite you to our latest event. A late summer, evening  walking tour and planning overview of the What House? Awards 2013, Bronze award winner for ‘Best Mixed Use Development’, and ‘Residential Development of the Year’ at the South West Insider Property Awards 2013, and just awarded Bristol Civic Trust award for 2014 .

Junction 3, situated on a prominent but problematic site adjacent to the M32, redeveloped a long neglected semi-derelict brownfield site to create a new library, offices for SPAN a national charity supporting single parents, training rooms, crèche, 7 commercial units with a range of 59 affordable homes.

The development exemplifies partnership working, bringing together Bristol City Council Library Service, Single Parent Action Network and Knightstone Housing Association, with funding from the Homes and Communities Agency, BIG Lottery and Bristol City Council.

 Lead Architect: Jonathan Platt – gcp Chartered Architects

Director at Bristol based gcp Chartered Architects, Jonathan Platt was involved in originating the project in his role helping a series of community organisations in the area wishing to develop joint facilities.  His lead involvement from inception, through complex phase fund raising to delivery enables him to provide an in-depth review of the issues and processes involved in creating an award winning scheme on this challenging site. The talk will focus on creating the momentum between stakeholders to brings forward much needed inner city regeneration.  

 Planning Officer: Ben Burke – Bristol City Council

Senior Development Management Officer Ben Burke, was involved in the development from pre-app to committee and we are delighted to have him available to give an overview of the planning process, issues and outcomes involved in this partnership development.

 Post Event Social – The Duke of York

Please feel free to join us after the event to discuss the points raised, chat with the speakers and generally catch up with other young planners in the southwest, over a drink or two.

Places at this event are VERY limited, book early to avoid disappointment!

To secure your place please email: ypsouthwest@gmail.com


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