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East Works Redevelopment

Site of the former Rolls-Royce East Works in Filton, Bristol.

The former site of the Rolls-Royce East Works, on the east side of the A38 in Filton, although currently unused, is a “safeguarded employment site” under the South Gloucestershire Local Plan and emerging Core Strategy.

History

The Rolls-Royce factory in Filton, Bristol, pictured in November 1975.Right: An aerial view showing the Rolls Royce factory at Filton/Patchway, with Little Stoke beyond the railway lines. The picture was taken in November 1975 and the Olympus test beds can still be seen toward the centre top. The A38 trunk road from Bristol to Gloucester bisects the site with West Works to the left, and East Works, the bulk of the factory buildings on the right. Image copyright Rolls-Royce – click to view larger version at Aviation Archive.

Redevelopment

In 2007, Rolls-Royce made two planning applications for the redevelopment of the East Works site. One application was for ‘outline’ permission, the other a hybrid application including ‘full’ permission for a hotel, offices and industrial units and ‘outline’ permission for the remainder of the site. These two applications were approved by South Gloucestershire Council in 2009.

Production work moved from the East Works site to a new custom-built facility across the road in October 2008 at a cost of £75m.

Rolls-Royce had planned to sell the redundant land to developer ProLogis but the deal fell through in April 2009 as a result of the “adverse economic situation”.

The site was bulldozed later in 2009 and remains vacant, still in the ownership of Rolls-Royce.

In February 2012, the company successfully made applications to extend the three-year validity of the planning permissions granted in 2009.

More information: Masterplan supplied with 2009 planning application [PDF, 2.5MB]

In May 2015, a reserved matters planning application was made in respect of the previously consented (and extended) outline permission.

Developer website: Horizon 38

Aerial view of the proposed Horizon38 industrial/distribution and commercial development on the former Rolls-Royce East Works site in north Bristol.

Above: Aerial view of the proposed Horizon 38 industrial/distribution and commercial development on the former Rolls-Royce East Works site.

Location

The East Works site lies east of the A38 Gloucester Road and south of Gipsy Patch Lane.


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East Works in the News

Rolls-Royce demolishes East Works site in Bristol
21st May 2009 | Bristol Evening Post
The £1-million demolition of Rolls-Royce’s East Works site in Patchway will start next month, despite the sale of the land falling through. The former factory site will be flattened in a six-month demolition programme before being re-offered for sale next year.

Rolls-Royce’s £40m Bristol land deal collapses
20th April 2009 | Bristol Evening Post
The £40-million sale of Rolls-Royce’s East Works site in Patchway has collapsed, taking hopes of 2,000 new jobs for Bristol with it. Developer ProLogis has scrapped plans to buy the site, the proceeds of which Rolls needed to help pay for its new £75-million factory across the road, although that is not thought to be in danger despite the loss of income.

Planning Applications (South Gloucestershire Council)

PT15/2209/RM – Received 20th May 2015; Approved 30th Sep

Layout, scale, appearance and buildings, landscaping of the site together with associated parking. (Approval of Reserved Matters to be read in conjunction with Outline Planning Permissions PT07/2478/O & PT12/0601/EXT).

PT15/1634/RVC – Received 16th Apr 2015; Approved 15th Jul 2015

Variation of conditions 5 and 32 and removal of conditions 31 and 33 attached to planning permission PT12/0601/EXT.

PT12/0601/EXT – Received 17th Feb 2012; Approved 8th Jun 2012

Redevelopment of site for mixed use development comprising Use Classes: B1(a) Offices, B1(c) Light Industry, B2 General Industry, B8 Storage and Distribution, C1 Hotel including ancillary leisure and food and drink, sui generis trade units and car dealerships, with associated infrastructure, access, parking (Outline) with access to be considered with all other matters to be reserved. (Application for consent to extend time limit for implementation for PT07/2478/O)

PT12/0577/EXT – Received 17th Feb 2012; Approved 8th Jun 2012

Redevelopment of site for a mixed use development comprising Use Classes: B1(a) Offices, B1(c) Light Industry, B2 General Industry, B8 Storage and Distribution, C1 Hotel including ancillary leisure and food and drink, sui generis trade units and car dealerships, with associated infrastructure, access, parking and landscape (Hybrid). (Application for consent to extend time limit implementation for PT07/2481/F)

PT07/2481/F – Received 10th Aug 2007; Approved 20th Apr 2009

Redevelopment of site for a mixed use development comprising Use Classes: B1(a) Offices, B1(c) Light Industry, B2 General Industry, B8 Storage and Distribution, C1 Hotel including ancillary leisure and food and drink, sui generis trade units and car dealerships, with associated infrastructure, access, parking and landscape (Hybrid).

PT07/2478/O – Received 10th Aug 2007; Approved 20th Apr 2009

Redevelopment of site for mixed use development comprising Use Classes: B1(a) Offices, B1(c) Light Industry, B2 General Industry, B8 Storage and Distribution, C1 Hotel including ancillary leisure and food and drink, sui generis trade units and car dealerships, with associated infrastructure, access, parking (Outline) with access to be considered with all other matters to be reserved.

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