Wapping Wharf

Associated Architects has prepared a masterplan and obtained outline planning consent for the last remaining industrial harbourside site in Bristol at Wapping Wharf, located in the conservation area lying between the floating harbour and the Avon New Cut. The site includes M Shed (the recently redeveloped Industrial Museum) together with remnants of the former Gaol. The scheme has been developed to link with notable features on the site and to preserve key views from the city centre to St Paul’s church and the Dundry Hills beyond. A new pedestrian route connects the floating harbour with Gaol Ferry Bridge, making direct pedestrian links from the city to Southville.

The masterplan has an intimate, urban form of development with a network of streets to create an urban village. Primarily a place to live, mixed use proposals include offices, shops, restaurants and hotels. With proposals for a new public square adjoining M Shed and the water, the area will welcome visitors to explore and pass through an urban environment comparable in density and scale with other parts of Bristol, extending the tradition of city living, colonising and regenerating a neglected inner city area. The local waterside is already an important area for activity including the annual Bristol Harbour Festival. Proposals include the incorporation of the remnants of listed New Gaol into the new development.

Client: Wapping Wharf (Umberslade) Limited
Project Value: £95m
Completion: 2012-20

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