Southmead Regeneration: Working for the Community

Southmead Regeneration Project aims to regenerate the centre of Southmead. Using information gathered from our extensive Community Plan, Southmead Development Trust have now begun this exciting project. 

The initial concept included over 300 diverse new homes and the introduction of new community infrastructure as well as an improved streetscape. However, we are now handing the baton back to the people of Southmead and are making a huge effort to make sure that the community have every opportunity to voice their opinions.

The redevelopment will be the the largest community led development in the UK to date so we want Meaders and the wider Bristol community to be aware of our project so that interest and input can be generated in the ongoing regeneration of Southmead. As a not-for-profit organisation, we want the redevelopment to be a long standing source of revenue which gives back to the community for many years to come and continually improves the area for the people who live and work here. 

Southmead is perfectly poised in Bristol’s northern arc to become a key area for connectivity and a place which deserves an urban fabric as rich as its community.

Southmead Regeneration Project is a community-led initiative that is working to improve the neighbourhood through the delivery of a masterplan.

The Southmead Community Plan had identified a need for an increase in more mixed housing types, to allow residents to downsize and create space for young families as well as improving community facilities and local amenities. Areas of Southmead were identified that were underused and misused that could be improved, and Glencoyne Square is one of these areas.

As a result, Southmead Development Trust (SDT) have lead a regeneration project that has captured views and ideas from hundreds of residents in the area and used them to create a masterplan for the area. Architects – Nash Partnership, Urban Planners – Streets ReImagined and the council’s City Design Group have come together to form the project team who are delivering the future of Southmead based on your ideas.

The masterplan features new homes, improved community facilities, better green space and safer streets. Find out more below!



Latest News from the Southmead Regeneration Project

Posted: 15/11/2018
We may have been quiet in the community recently but the gears are still turning! Some big steps have been taken to move the Regeneration forward and we are excited to tell you about the next steps! A bid has now been submitted to Homes England to raise funding for the project. We feel that the […]
Posted: 06/11/2018
If you want a project and a role that fulfils your need to make a difference we are looking for a dynamic, dedicated person who is motivated to deliver a legacy development for and on behalf of Southmead Development Trust (SDT) and the Southmead community. SDT are delivering an ambitious and exciting community led regeneration […]
Posted: 24/10/2018
Great news! The Southmead Masterplan has been approved by Southmead Regeneration and can now be viewed in its entirety! A set of 4 documents have been published with as much juicy regeneration information as you can sink your teeth into.   The Story so Far – This is your regeneration 101. It is the shortest […]
Posted: 03/10/2018
This week the regeneration team were speaking to traders on Arnside road. Following their input and help from the local community, the design team were able to draw up planned improvements for the public realm around Southmead’s shopping centre. It is a great feeling to be able to build on work inspired by the community […]
Darren Jones
Posted: 16/09/2018
The public showing of the masterplan was a brilliant opportunity for people to come and ask questions they had about the regeneration, we had an excellent turn out and even had local MP Darren Jones visit. Great to see the majority of the community, including Darren, are very positive about the work that has been […]
Posted: 11/09/2018
Over the weekend Southmead Development Trust (SDT) hosted two events showcasing the new masterplan for the area. With over 100 people in attendance, the response was overwhelmingly positive with 80% of people agreeing / strongly agreeing that the proposals were a positive improvement for the neighbourhood. It was great to hear how excited people were […]
Posted: 03/09/2018
This week we will be showcasing the first draft of the masterplan at two consultation drop-ins.  Years of planning and surveying, months of resident engagement and feedback as well as designing and redrafting, have finally come to a head. The masterplan is the product of design work completed by residents during our modelling workshops, which was informed […]
agrp meeting
Posted: 29/08/2018
The Southmead Regeneration group (formerly AGRP) met last Friday to look at what ideas have been brought forward by the architects. The issues and concerns that are being tackled with the designs are the results of all of the consultation done previously. Taking influence from designs done by the residents during the modelling workshops, three […]
kids regeneration southmead
Posted: 23/08/2018
The kids have spoken! This week the Southmead Regeneration team visited the Youth Centre to find out what the kids thought of Southmead. Its no secret that some adults have felt intimidated by gangs or have been unhappy with the kids behavior, but what is the other side of the story? Well it turns out […]
Inclusion Southmead
Posted: 17/08/2018
This week the regeneration team met with Inclusion Southmead, a group of local residents who raise awareness about being disabled and campaign to improve disabled access to local shops, parks and amenities. We want to make sure residents from all walks of life have a say in the outcome of the regeneration  and views of […]
Youth poster
Posted: 15/08/2018
Fed up of being told what to do?! We are giving you an opportunity to be heard! SDT are aiming to speak to residents of all walks of life to get their opinions on what the Southmead Regeneration should look like. This includes you! Young people! Don’t let us tell you what we expect young […]
Posted: 10/08/2018
For a number of weeks the Southmead Regeneration Team have been out on the streets and in your community trying to find out your opinions on your local area. It has been great to speak to you all and hear your comments on Glencoyne Square and Arnside road (as well as a few old stories […]
Workshop design
Posted: 06/08/2018
Last week Southmead residents came to join SDT, Nash Partnership and the Council’s City Design Group to work through some thoughts about how they could improve their local area. The day was a great success with 2 workshops that generated some really brilliant ideas that the designers will use in the Southmead Regeneration.  We started […]
Southmead Regeneration Modelling
Posted: 01/08/2018
Today is the big day! The people attending today’s workshop will play a big part in shaping the community’s future. We have been listening to what you have to say and now it is time to show us YOUR ideas for what the Southmead Regeneration should look like. The workshop will be facilitated by architects […]
Southmead Regeneration
Posted: 24/07/2018
In the hot weather it is not only the bees that have been busy in Southmead. Here at SDT we have been on a mission with Nash architects, speaking to the community, traders and business owners around Arnside and Glencoyne Square signing you up to our Southmead Regeneration workshops. It has been really interesting to […]

Posted: 19/07/2018
This week SDT have been hitting the streets of Southmead with Nash architecture consultants and members of the community to hear what you have to say about the Southmead Regeneration Project! It has been great to get views from over 100 of you from all over the neighbourhood, different ages, different backgrounds, different views, one […]

Posted: 16/07/2018
This year’s Southmead Festival was a great success all round. From jiving to jerk chicken, we had it all! The Southmead Regeneration stall was a new addition and created a lot of interest in the community. Southmead Development Trust joined forces with Nash Architects, Streets Re-imagined and Bristol City Council‘s Urban Design Team to talk […]

Posted: 13/07/2018
Visit Southmead Regeneration at the ‘Shape Your Place’ stand at the Southmead Festival 2018.  We’ll have a Lego building area for your children (or big kids) to show us what they like to create, while we share with you the Southmead Development Trust’s aspirations to ensure our community is provided with the amenities and facilities […]

Posted: 11/03/2017
We held four public consultations in spring 2016 and invited residents to consider the idea of more housing and shops around Glencoyne Square, which is owned by both Bristol City Council and private landlords (primarily the churches). We continue to work hard in exploring options in meetings with land owners, potential funders, and in particular […]

Posted: 24/01/2017
You may have caught the article in the Bristol Post today about plans to regenerate and rejuvenate the space around Glencoyne Square. Led by the Southmead Development Trust (SDT) in consultation with residents, local groups* got together last summer to try to work out how our area could be improved and, most importantly, how affordable […]