Silverthorne Lane, Bristol; Regeneration plans approved.

A resolution to grant planning permission for the comprehensive, mixed use regeneration Silverthorne Lane in Bristol has been passed by Bristol City Council.


The planning application, promoted by Square Bay, proposes a comprehensive masterplan to regenerate the 4.2 hectare industrial site. Within the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone,  the new development will regenerate an important waterside area. The project will deliver a range of residential and commercial areas and a new school.

Nicholas Pearson Associates played a key role in the project team for this complex regeneration development.  We supported Square Bay in the preparation and assessment of the application proposals.


The consent includes:

  • The new Oasis Academy; a 1,600 student secondary school.
  • Office, research and learning space for the University of Bristol.
  • 371 new homes, including affordable housing.
  • Commercial employment space including the restoration of a derelict Grade II listed building.
  • Purpose-built student accommodation providing 690 student beds.
  • New cycle and pedestrian links within areas of public open space.
  • New access routes beside the Feeder Canal.

Landscape Masterplan

We prepared the  Landscape & External Realm Strategy for the site, which sets out the open space network and cycle and pedestrian routes. New access to the north edge of the Feeder Canal will be created. The strategy required careful coordination between the varied development types to ensure a consistent design approach would be provided across the site. Consideration of potential flooding impacts on the development was also necessary as part of city-wide tidal food protection plans.

Coordinating Landscape Masterplan, Silverthorn Lane

Landscape Assessment

We also prepared comprehensive Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and Verified Views for the development. These were all prepared in accordance with Bristol City Council Urban Living SPD and Planning Officer requirements and were instrumental in gaining support for the scheme.

Proposed verified view from Feeder Canal to Silverthorn Lane site with the proposed Oasis Academy in foreground – Inage by NPA visuals

To find out more about how we can help with your project, contact Simon Kale.


Simon Kale

Managing Director

01225 876990
07793 627433

Simon is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 25 years of experience across the breadth of the planning and development sector.

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