South West focus: Regeneration of Filton Airfield, Bristol
This transformative project in South Gloucestershire will deliver 2,675 homes, as well as office and industrial workplaces for 9,000 people on the historic airfield site. The 142 hectare development will also provide new town and local centres, primary and secondary schools, a new railway station, strategic cycle infrastructure, an extension to the West of England MetroBus network and a destination park. The site lies at the heart of the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood allocation, which will provide around 5,000 new homes, one of the biggest regeneration projects in the area for over a decade.
We worked closely with the masterplan team, which was led by Allies and Morrison, and included Grant Associates (landscape architects) and Peter Brett Associates (engineering), to shape the movement strategy and develop street design concepts for the site that focused on provision for active travel.
Having acquired the site in 2015, YTL Developments (UK) achieved consent for the outline planning application in October..
Image credit: Grant Associates
Image credit: Allies and Morrison
In addition to our work on the masterplan, we provided transport planning advice and prepared the transport assessment, framework travel plan and the Design and Access Statement transport chapter as part of the planning submission We continue to work with the design team to develop design codes for the initial phases of development.
Jon Tricker said: “We are very excited to be supporting YTL Developments (UK) on their first major development in the UK, with its strong focus on placemaking, the delivery of high quality public realm and sustainable transport. In developing the sites' movement network we have drawn on best practice and emerging concepts, to reflect the clients aspiration for a distinctive and innovative development.”
Filton and the former airfield are famous for aeronautical history, including the design and construction of iconic aircraft since before the First World War through to the present day - the most famous of which being the supersonic Concorde which was developed and manufactured here in the 1960s and 1970s.