Friary North will complement the improved station and transport interchange around Temple Meads. Our ambition is to make Friary North a destination to work, live and enjoy leisure time throughout the day and evening.
At the heart of the area will be a new public civic space that will create a sense of arrival in Bristol. Green landscaping, walking routes, seating and meeting places will sit alongside spaces for pop-up events and public art. New retail, food and beverage outlets are proposed to enhance the destination appeal of the civic space.
As part of the creation of the new civic square, the ground floor Passenger Shed frontage could be re-activated with new lighting to complement similar use in the surrounding development. Parking would be removed to improve safety and the public realm.
Buildings with a mix of uses would embrace the regional connectivity of the site and enable sustainable, city centre living.
Nearby, just outside the regeneration area, a proposed hotel, apart-hotel and new homes, brought forward by a private developer, would complement the transformation of Friary North into a thriving mixed-use destination next to Temple Meads station.