Southmead Development Trust

What we do

The Southmead Development Trust supports residents in the communities of Southmead and North Bristol.  We run the Greenway Centre, Southmead Youth Centre, and Southmead Adventure Playground (‘The Ranch’). We work in partnership with community groups, other charities, organisations and businesses to raise funds and manage projects and services which increase opportunities, reduce isolation, and promote wellbeing.  We are governed by a Board of Trustees who are local residents.

Greenway Centre

Greenway is home to the Greenhouse Cafe, Greenway Gym and to teams which offer services to help residents. The Centre also offers event, meeting and conference space to hire, as well as business units and offices for rent.

Southmead Youth Centre

In partnership with Creative Youth Network our Youth Team runs a weekly programme for young people.  The Centre also offers a fully equipped gym including Boxing Club facilities, and spaces for hire.

Southmead Adventure Playground

Southmead Development Trust manages the Southmead Adventure Playground (‘The Ranch’), working with Bristol Playbus to provide play sessions for young people. The playground has spaces for hire, including a soft play, five a side football pitch, and large playground.

We did it! Southmead submits planning application for community-led regeneration scheme

On Friday September 20th, our community submitted the planning application for Phase One of the Southmead Regeneration project.   **UPDATE** You can now view and comment on the planning application here. If you want to see the regeneration of Glencoyne Square happen, leave a comment of support using the ‘Comment’ tab. If you have any […]

Concerned about housing in Southmead? Want to be part of an innovative solution?

Southmead Development Trust (SDT) are working in conjunction with the Bristol Housing Festival to explore the possibility of creating a co-living community on a small area of land adjacent to the Greenway Centre, on Doncaster Rd.   We are currently investigating creating 8 or 9 affordable new studio apartments, specifically for individuals from the local […]

Updated Designs for Glencoyne Square

  Its been over two months since Southmead Festival where the latest proposed plans for Glencoyne Square were presented to the community. Through this event and others which followed, local residents were able to see how local priorities had shaped the designs, and to give their feedback. The designs received an overwhelmingly positive response as you […]

Southmead Regeneration shortlisted for the South West’s Top Planning Award

We’re delighted that Southmead Regeneration has been shortlisted for this year’s RTPI SW Awards for Planning Excellence – the South West’s top planning award. Nash Partnership architects have been working alongside Southmead Development Trust and the community of Southmead to develop what is one of the largest community-led housing schemes in the country. The annual […]

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