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.

How do you know you’re in Southmead?

This week we held the first of many design discussions in Southmead. In these sessions we are collecting local people’s thoughts on the design of the Glencoyne Square project. How will it look, how will it feel?     Part of this discussion is about exploring what makes Southmead feel like Southmead? We want to recognise the things […]

We’re hiring: Wider than Work Mentor (3 jobs)

We are looking for 3 individuals who are proactive and passionate about people’s health and wellbeing. Working closely with Job Centres, you will provide confidential 1:1 psychosocial support (social prescribing holistic) for individuals whose mental health struggles are a barrier to employment – managing your own case load and working to clear targets. The hours […]

Southmead takes on urban design!

We are well into the design phase of Southmead Regeneration Project. What does that mean? Well, the architects, contractor and other partners are working with the community to decide the finer details of what Glencoyne Square will look like in the future when it is home to new apartments, community spaces and a landscaped park […]

Minister visits Southmead Regeneration: “a knockout transformation that came from local people”

The Government’s Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse MP, visited Southmead last week (31 January) to hear about Southmead Regeneration and meet some of the local people who are on the steering group for one of the largest community-led housing project in the UK, which he described as a ‘knockout transformation that came from local people’. He […]

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