Southmead Youth Centre (March 2020)

Our Youth and Play team provides activities for young people in Southmead aged 11-17 at the Southmead Youth Centre, in Greystoke Avenue.  The Centre is owned by Bristol City Council and as tenants we lease the building.  We also lease the Greenway Centre and the Southmead Adventure Playground from the Council.

As part of the wider regeneration of central Southmead, Bristol City Council is considering selling some of its land to Aldi, for the expansion of their store.  This area includes the Southmead Youth Centre site and means we would need to agree to surrender our current tenancy agreement for this building.

Before we consider any agreement, we must ensure that alternative arrangements for youth sessions are guaranteed.  We understand the value of a new and improved supermarket in our community, but this cannot be at the expense of services for Southmead’s young people.  Southmead Development Trust is committed to continue to provide a quality youth service and we will be working closely with our residents to explore any offers of alternative space for the relocation of activities.

Please register your interest in volunteering with our Youth Team by emailing Youth and Play Team Leader James Creed – email:

If you would like any further general information about Southmead Development Trust projects and centres, please email: or telephone: 0117 950 3335.