Central to our plans is the creation of a place that combines Bristol’s vibrant contemporary culture with its rich history and heritage.
Working with local community representatives, we want to develop something unique for everyone – to cater for all budgets – a place that provides independent retail to complement the existing St Nicholas Market, that supports visitors to Castle Park and contributes to the success of Bristol City Centre.
At the moment, the areas in and around the existing buildings are unable to be accessed in a safe way. Our plans are to open up the entire area and create a new, exciting, bustling place with an independent selection of shops, restaurants and cafés that will be a natural extension of those nearby at St Nicholas Market.
Celebrating the character of the area through public art and events
As part of the repair and reuse of St Mary le Port Tower, we also propose to provide a high-quality landscaped public space in and around the tower, to significantly improve its setting. We then hope that the garden ruins of the Church can be used for any number of activities, including quiet reflection and seating as well as exhibitions and events.
We will set up a programme of public art activities, to celebrate what is great about the Bristol art scene and enhance the attractiveness of the place.