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Building under way at former East Works site

Posted on Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 8:57 pm by SH (Editor)

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

Joint venture partners and commercial property developers and investors, St Francis Group and iSec have confirmed the completion of ground works and the formal start of unit construction at Horizon 38, a major new mixed use development on the former Rolls-Royce East Works site, south of Gipsy Patch Lane.

Buckingham Group have been appointed contractors on the development and moved onto site to begin work on the first phase of building works. It is expected that in this first phase of development a range of new industrial and distribution units will be ready and available for occupation by as early as July next year. They form part of a new 1 million sq ft mixed use development offering opportunities for industrial, warehousing, trade, office, hotel and car showroom development.

Speaking about the announcement, Gareth Williams, Development Director at St Francis Group, said:

“This is an exciting phase of development. With the entire site now cleared and levelled you can clearly see the scale of development proposed at Horizon 38. It is the first major employment scheme to come out of the ground in north Bristol for 20 years.”

“We’ve engaged with the local business community and look forward to working with them to satisfy their requirements for high quality new industrial and distribution accommodation and to welcoming new businesses into the area. For a long time, local occupiers have struggled with little or no available stock. That’s all about to change now with the development at Horizon 38”.

The development of 580,000 sq ft of industrial employment space is being built in four phases and funded by the BP Pension Fund. Horizon 38 will consist of 27 units, with the first delivery of completed logistics and manufacturing space coming on stream in the summer of 2017 with later phases completed in 2018.

In addition to the industrial and distribution opportunities available, a 25-acre commercial park is being developed fronting onto the A38 anchored by a Village Urban Resorts hotel together with a range of car showrooms, self-storage and other trade counter users.

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Detailed plans submitted for East Works site

Posted on Thursday 11th June 2015 at 12:25 am by SH (Editor)

Location of the currently vacant Rolls-Royce East Works site in north Bristol.

The delayed redevelopment of a currently vacant major industrial site on the corner of Gipsy Patch Lane and the A38 Gloucester Road could be moving closer after a ‘reserved matters’ planning application was submitted to South Gloucestershire Council.

The 26.5ha Rolls-Royce East Works site already has outline planning permission for a mixed use development comprising offices, light industry, general industry, storage and distribution, car dealerships and a hotel.

The purpose of the ‘reserved matters’ application is to finalise details that were left open in the original application.

Outline planning permission for the site was granted as long ago as 2009, but Rolls-Royce’s chosen development partner ProLogis pulled out of the deal in the same year, blaming the “adverse economic situation”.

Rolls-Royce subsequently demolished its former factory on the site and the land has since remained unused pending an upturn in the economy.

An application to extend the three-year time limit on the outline planning permission was granted in June 2012 and the current application has been made just weeks before that extension was due to expire.

According to a transport statement submitted with the application, there will be three access points into the development; two on Gipsy Patch Lane and one on the A38.

An outline planning application that includes up to 24ha of stand-alone employment use on land on the other side of the A38 (as part of the proposed Filton Airfield redevelopment) is currently under consideration by the council.

Image: Location of the East Works site (click to enlarge).

Related link: East Works Redevelopment (The Journal)

This article originally appeared in the June 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

UPDATE: Plans to develop the former Filton Airfield site were approved at a meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s Development Control (West) Planning Committee on Thursday 4th June.

Rolls-Royce granted extension on East Works planning permission

Posted on Tuesday 19th June 2012 at 10:25 pm by SH (Editor)

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

Rolls-Royce has been granted a three-year time extension on two planning permissions relating to the redevelopment of its vacant East Works site.

The engine manufacturer moved production to a new custom-built facility north of Gipsy Patch Lane in October 2008 and had planned to sell off the East Works site to a developer.

But the plan was scuppered when the company’s chosen development partner ProLogis walked away from a deal in April 2009, blaming the “adverse economic situation”.

Rolls-Royce subsequently demolished its former factory on the site and the land has since remained unused pending an upturn in the economy.

In 2007, the company successfully applied for two different planning permissions for redevelopment of the 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.

With the three-year validity of those permissions about to expire, the company recently applied for extensions, which have now been granted – despite concerns being raised by Royal Mail about the operation of its nearby Bristol Mail Centre being “adversely affected by [traffic] congestion” arising from the cumulative impact of both the East Works development and the Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood.

The new neighbourhood, conceived following BAE Systems’ decision to close Filton Airfield, is a key part of  South Gloucestershire Council’s Core Strategy that is currently undergoing examination by an independent inspector.

Related link: East Works Redevelopment (The Journal)


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