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PLOT 3

INFRASTRUCTURE
DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT

NOVEMBER 2015
Prepared on behalf of Homes &
Communities Agency by:
CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION 5
1. EXISTING SITUATION
EXISTING SITE CONTEXT 9
EXISTING SITE DESCRIPTION 10
SITE PHOTOS 11
2. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
RESPONSE TO HCA ASSET DELIVERY PLAN 14
DEVELOPMENT CONSTRAINTS 18
DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK 19
3. DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
PROPOSALS IN CONTEXT 22
ILLUSTRATIVE PLAN 24
GENERAL ARRANGEMENT 26
CROSS SECTIONS 28
FURNITURE 30
PLANTING 32
MATERIALS + LIGHTING 34
POTENTIAL TEMPORARY USES 36
ACCESS SUMMARY 38
DRAINAGE 39
VIEW TOWARDS APPLICATION SITE FROM
MEADS REACH BRIDGE
INTRODUCTION
This Design and Access Statement is submitted in support
of an application for full planning permission on behalf of the
Homes & Communities Agency (the Applicant) for proposed
infrastructure works to facilitate the disposal and development
of Plot 3 in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone (TQEZ), Bristol.
The proposed development includes the following
components:
-- Extension of Friary to Meads Reach Bridge;
-- Opening Isambard Walk as a two-way vehicular street
between Friary and Temple Back East;
-- Provision of new public space; and
-- Street furniture and landscaping.
Arup was appointed by the Applicant, as Managing Consultant,
to lead a team to assess opportunities to facilitate the
development of the Applicant’s sites in the TQEZ – Plot 3, Plot
6, Friary, 1-9 Bath Road/Fish Dock, Feeder Road and Arena
Island.
The resulting Asset Delivery Plan, for the core area of the TQEZ,
identified a delivery strategy for the Applicant’s assets. The
infrastructure works proposed, as part of this application, is
one of the site-specific outputs identified in the Asset Delivery
Plan as enabling the disposal and development of Plot 3.
The Applicant is currently progressing the sale of Plot 3 for a
five star hotel and a 600 place conference centre.
This Statement is structured as follows:
Section 1 – Existing Situation: An overview of the existing site
conditions surrounding Friary.
Section 2 – Design Development: A summary of the key spatial
design evolution for the proposed development.
Section 3 – Development Proposals: A detailed description of
the proposed development including details of the proposals
for street furniture, planting; lighting and materials.

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 5


1. EXISTING
SITUATION
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EXISTING SITE CONTEXT DESCRIPTION

TEMPLE QUARTER ENTERPRISE ZONE section has a dual-carriageway leading to a large roundabout
after which it reduces to single carriageway as far as Isambard
The application site forms part of the TQEZ, a 70 hectare area
Walk. Beyond this point there is no vehicular carriageway
which encompasses a diverse range of urban environments
however, a pedestrian/cycle route continues to Meads Reach
including Temple Meads Railway Station, the Floating Harbour,
Bridge.
The Cut and several vacant development sites (including Plot 3
and Plot 6) that are suitable for the redevelopment. To the north is the Temple Quay commercial office
development with a vacant plot to the south (Plot 6), currently
PLOT 3 & 6 used as a series of surface car parks with access from Friary
and the Temple Meads Station forecourt.
Plot 3 located to the north and east of the site is currently
used as a temporary car park, cafe bar and events space. The development of Plots 3 and 6 and the redevelopment of
2No. temporary cafe bars, Yurt Lush and The Goods Yard Temple Meads Station will significantly alter the requirements
successfully activate the spaces adjacent to the Floating for Friary, both for vehicular and pedestrian/ cycle movements.
Harbour providing a vibrate environment in the daytime and
evening. Plot 6 is located to the south of the application site
and is primarily used for car parking and operational activities
associated with Temple Meads Station.

FRIARY
Friary is a wide access road running broadly parallel to Temple
Meads Station from Temple Circus, serving the Temple Quay
development and the Network Rail land at Plot 6. Friary, as
with the wider Temple Quay estate roads, is entirely owned
and managed by the HCA and as such it is classified as an
unadopted highway and a private way.
The road has a 10mph speed limit and a carriageway surfaced
with concrete paving setts however, its dimensions make the
carriageway overly dominant in the space. The most westerly

TEMPORARY USES ON PLOT 3 FRIARY


View from Rope Walk View towards Temple Circus from Friary junction with Isambard Walk

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 9


EXISTING SITUATION

EXISTING SITE DESCRIPTION

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TEMPLE CIRCUS FRIARY NORTHERN ENTRANCE


TO TEMPLE MEADS
STATION

APPLICATION BOUNDARY

ISAMBARD WALK Bridge from the corner of Isambard Walk and Friary and is
primarily paved with tarmac. The surface level difference
Isambard Walk, running north-south, is currently a pedestrian
between the pedestrian/ cycle route and Meads Reach Bridge
and cycle route leading from the northern entrance of Temple
is articulated with a 3.5m wide ramp with grassed banks to
Meads Station, past Temple Quay and Plot 3 towards Rope
each side.
Walk and Temple Back East. The route is characterised by an
active public realm to the west side of the street, with outdoor
TEMPLE BACK EAST
seating provided by the adjacent coffee shops and cafes. An
avenue of Italian Alder Alnus cordata and the provision of cycle Temple Back East is an existing vehicular and pedestrian route
parking, street furniture and feature lighting columns help to paved with concrete paving setts. The carriageway is lined
define the pedestrian environment. with bollards to restrict vehicular access onto the pedestrian
footways outside the adjacent office buildings.
THE SQUARE
Rope Walk is a spur at the eastern end of Temple Back East
The Square is a public space located at the north western that leads eastwards to Valentine Bridge and provides vehicular
corner of Isambard Walk. There is limited activation of the access to the rear of adjacent office buildings.
public realm, provided only by adjacent retail uses to the south
side. Office uses lie to the west and north and Plot 3 temporary
uses lie to the east. The space is characterised by concrete and
yorkstone paving with a series of steps in a circle formation.
The square is framed by 8No Maidenhair Trees Ginkgo biloba
and feature lighting columns.

FRIARY & PEDESTRIAN / CYCLE ROUTE TO MEADS REACH


BRIDGE
Friary is a wide access road running parallel to Temple
Meads Station from Temple Circus, serving the Temple
Quay development. The road has a 10mph speed limit and a
carriageway surfaced with concrete paving setts. A pedestrian
and cycle route extends from Friary towards Meads Reach

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EXISTING SITUATION
SITE PHOTOS

TEMPLE BACK EAST


View to southern edge of ‘The Square’

THE SQUARE ISAMBARD WALK


Active public realm from adjacent retail uses View from junction between Friary and Isambard Walk

CONNECTION TO MEADS REACH BRIDGE TEMPLE MEADS STATION & PLOT 6


Existing route to cross the Floating Harbour providing a physical link for View towards station from Friary with the existing historic wall
pedestrians and cyclists
DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 11
2. DESIGN
DEVELOPMENT
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

RESPONSE TO HCA ASSET


DELIVERY PLAN

HCA OVERARCHING FRAMEWORK


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DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
The development proposals for Plot 3 Infrastructure provide
one site specific output identified in the HCA Asset Delivery
Plan for the TQEZ. The following plans provide a brief
summary of the design development undertaken during the
preparation of the Asset Delivery Plan and comprise the
following:
1. Overarching Framework for Development - comprising
strategies for pedestrian movement, public spaces,
transport, land use and infrastructure
2. Public Spaces Strategy - hierarchy, character and
connectivity of spaces within TQEZ
3. Definition of Friary Extension, Plot 3 Public Space &
Isambard Walk

1. HCA OVERARCHING FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPMENT


The Framework comprised a series of strategies for
pedestrian movement, public space, transport, land use
and infrastructure. A key driver for the framework was
the creation of safe and legible connections which bring
together the HCA assets and provide a range of experiences
for pedestrians along their routes.
By facilitating movement, a new network of connectivity
is established presenting further opportunities for the
definition of place through the creation of new public
realm. As areas of the Enterprise Zone are reawakened and
redefined, this in turn stimulates and encourages human
activity both social, cultural and economic.

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 15


DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC SPACES STRATEGY

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DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
2. PUBLIC SPACE STRATEGY
ISAMBARD WALK FRIARY EXTENSION The public spaces strategy seeks to address the current lack of
WAY
TEMPLE

PLOT 3 PUBIC public space within the Enterprise Zone and create a pattern of
SPACE
new spaces located within the movement network, with a range
of typologies and qualities to encourage activities essential
to the cultural life of the Enterprise Zone. Key locations at
TEMPLE
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TEMPLE MEADS
transport corridors are explored for their potential.
STATION

The role of these new spaces is manifold as they will help


define each ‘place’ within the Enterprise Zone, drawing out the
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inherent qualities of character and providing a rich variety of
experience. Rather than just providing a place to pass through,
the spaces will allow and encourage range of activities that
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engendering sociability and the exchange of ideas.
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3. DEFINING FRIARY EXTENSION, PLOT 3 PUBLIC SPACE &


ISAMBARD WALK
Plot 3 Public Space - The extension of Friary towards Meads
Reach Bridge will effectively create a dead-end for vehicular
traffic. This will also become a node between the bridge, the
Floating Pontoon Walkway connection and routes into Temple
Quay. This presents an opportunity to create a multifunctional
space that both allows occasional vehicular traffic to turn and
service adjacent buildings, and an informal public space that
allows comfortable pedestrian and cyclist access.
Isambard Walk - Open to two-way through traffic via Friary
and Temple Back East, Isambard Walk should be remodelled
SPACES TYPOLOGIES to retain its important role as a pedestrian through route and
an external seating area for the resident cafes and shops.
1 OLD STATION SQUARE EXISTING SPACE
Its character will also be strongly affected by any new
2 STATION FORECOURT SQUARE development on Plot 3.
3 BRISTOL AND EXETER COURT COURT Friary Extension - The carriageway should be narrowed to
4 DIGBY WYATT ENTRANCE TERRACE
help slow traffic speeds and paved with materials similar/
complementary to those used on the pedestrian routes to
5 PLOT 3 PUBLIC SPACE STREET - PEDESTRIAN ORIENTATED signal a shared environment.
6 ARENA SQUARE STREET - PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY

7 TOTTERDOWN BASIN WATER SIDE - HARD LANDSCAPE

8 FLOATING HARBOUR WATER SIDE - SOFT LANDSCAPE

9 RIVER CORRIDOR FOOTPATH NETWORK - PEDESTRIAN

10 FRIARY

11 ISAMBARD WALK

12 BATH ROAD

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 17


DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

CONTEXT + CONSTRAINTS

The key considerations relating to the application site have -- Topography - There is a change in levels along the length
been: of Friary. The pedestrian route at the far end dropping into a
cutting below surrounding land as it reaches Meads Reach
-- Isambard Walk – This is currently a pedestrian only route Bridge.
and so will require careful consideration with regard to
safety. -- Utilities - Both the existing arrangement of utilities and
the proposed General Purpose Service Trench could
-- Meads Reach Bridge – The bridge does not allow vehicle constrain the alignment of the carriageway and adjacent
access and so the extension of Friary will effectively development.
become dead-end to traffic.
-- Archaeology - Friary crosses the southern end of Brunel
-- Frontage - There is little active frontage along the northern Dock (identified at ca. 9.5m AOD).
side of Friary and no entrances with direct access to the
street.
-- Heritage - The Good Shed Wall (part of Grade 1 listed
Temple Meads Railway Station) runs to the south of the
application site.

CONTEXT SKETCH

PLOT 3

KEY

CHANGE IN LEVELS

BRUNEL DOCK (BURIED)


PLOT 6
HISTORIC GOODS SHED WALL

MAIN UTILITY CONSTRAINTS (SIMPLIFIED)

SUSPENDED RIVERSIDE STRUCTURE

EXISTING TEMPORARY PUBLIC SPACE

BCC GREENWAY ROUTE

ACTIVE FRONTAGE - VISUAL

ACTIVE FRONTAGE - ENTRANCES

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DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

The following development framework sets out the key -- To enhance the existing access way between Temple Back
principles that should guide the remodelling of Friary extension East and The Friary to deliver a two-way vehicular street on
and Isambard Walk. Isambard Walk.

The key objectives are as follows: -- To recognise and facilitate the evolution of Temple Meads
Station.
-- Enable quality hotel facility on Plot 3, facilitating
level access entrances, visitor drop off and service The development framework for the Plot 3 Infrastructure
requirements. provides for a more intimate and attractive space for users,
setting a precedent for design quality adjacent to the proposed
-- Ensure the efficient flow of pedestrians and cyclists hotel development whilst retaining important vehicular
between Temple Meads Station, the Plot 6 development functions.
site and the existing Temple Quay estate whilst tying into
the proposals for Floating Pontoon Walkway as being
progressed separately by BCC.
-- To extend Friary footway and carriageway towards Meads
Reach Bridge.

FRAMEWORK

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DEVELOPMENT
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VEHICULAR
TURNING SPACE

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ACTIVE FRONTAGE

PUBLIC SPACE
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FRIA PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT

VEHICULAR ACCESS

CYCLE NETWORK

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 19


3. DEVELOPMENT
PROPOSALS
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

PROPOSALS IN CONTEXT

The proposed landscape design responds to the significance ILLUSTRATIVE PERSPECTIVE SKETCH
of the site’s location within Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone;
in close proximity to the north entrance of Temple Meads
Railway Station; and within the setting of existing and
proposed development.
Careful consideration has been paid to the quality,
connectedness and flexibility of spaces in order to realise a
vibrant public realm in the short, medium and long term, after
the completion of development at Plot 3 and further into the
future when development comes forward on Plot 6.
The scheme aims to establish a design language through
materials, form and functionality that assimilates the
existing setting of Temple Quay with the aspirations of
future development on Plot 3. This has been articulated
through a simple palette of paving materials and contrasting
paving banding to reinforce movement routes and highlight
architectural form.
Renegotiating the level difference between the north entrance
of Temple Meads Railway Station and Meads Reach Bridge
presents both a design challenge and an opportunity. The
approach to the bridge from the station will be via a gently
sloping pedestrian orientated street with restricted vehicle
access, leading to a flexible public space and access to the
Floating Pontoon Walkway beyond.
Conserving and enhancing pedestrian connectivity along
Isambard Walk has been realised through the retention of the
active spill out space and trees to the north side west and a
shared/level surface environment with generous footways
throughout to provide free pedestrian movement.
Provision has been made for a public realm that increases
dwelling time whilst enhancing the experience of travelling
through. Care has been paid to the provision of a tree avenue
to the extension of Friary by providing multi- functional
environmental benefits and reinforcing this route as a Bristol
‘Greenway’ for cyclists and as part of the National Cycle
Network.
The area to the south of the Friary extension has been
highlighted as a potential location for temporary uses similar
to those currently located on Plot 3. This meanwhile use
would activate the Friary extension and new public space
through spill out and events, prior to development coming
forward on Plot 6.
Provision has been made throughout the scheme for universal
access and a public realm that offers opportunities for all.

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DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 23


DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

ILLUSTRATIVE PLAN

The key components of the landscape proposal comprise the


following:

FRIARY EXTENSION
The alignment and form of the extension to Friary is informed
by the Plot 3 Hotel and Conference Centre development ALK
PEW
boundary to the north and the anticipated future development RO

boundary of Plot 6 to the south. The alignment forms a


ACK EAST
generous, comfortable and safe route to Meads Reach Bridge TEMPLE B
articulated through a 1 in 51.5 gradient. Friary extension will
be characterised by shared / level surface and a pedestrian
orientated environment. A feature paving band follows the
alignment to aid pedestrian flow and will contain seating, bins,
feature lighting columns and an avenue of street trees in a
consistent rhythm.
THE SQUARE
This street rhythm will be further reinforced by contrasting
paving strips corresponding to the proposed colonnades
to the Hotel and Conference Centre facility on Plot 3. The
feature paving band flows into an organic alignment within

ISAMBAR
the proposed public space forming a series of terraces
to articulate the level difference to the adjoining land and

D WALK
to provide seating. The public space will be softened by
surrounding native wildflower planting and trees to the south
and east. Vehicular movements to Friary extension will be
restricted through to use of moveable bollards for service and
coach access to the proposed Hotel and Conference Centre
development.

ISAMBARD WALK & TEMPLE BACK EAST


Open to two-way through traffic via Friary and Temple Back
East, Isambard Walk retains its important role as a pedestrian
through route and an external seating area for the resident
cafes and shops. Isambard Walk will form part of a continuous
shared / level surface stretching from the existing pedestrian
crossing at Temple Back East and adjoining the shared
surface at the Friary extension. The paving material will be
complementary with those existing within Temple Quay with
contrasting bands corresponding to the colonnades of the
proposed Hotel and Conference Centre on Plot 3.

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DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
BOARDWALK CONNECTION TO
TOTTERDOWN BASIN & ARENA ISLAND
(BCC PROPOSAL)

RAMP DOWN TO BOARDWALK


(BCC PROPOSAL)

HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE


(PROPOSED BY OTHERS)

FLEXIBLE PUBLIC SPACE WITH


CAPACITY FOR DELIVERY AND
SERVICE VEHICLE USAGE
INDICATIVE DEVELOPMENT
BOUNDARY - PLOT 6

3M EASEMENT FROM LISTED


WALL

PAVING BANDING - RESPONDS


TO HOTEL & CONFERENCE EXISTING CAR PARK
CENTRE COLONNADES

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 25


DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

GENERAL ARRANGEMENT REINSTATEMENT PAVING


ADJACENT TO ROPE WALK & THE
SQUARE

VISITOR DROP OFF

THE SQUARE

POTENTIAL CONFERENCE
CENTRE ENTRANCE

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KEY
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HIGH
HIGH QUALITY CONCRETE
QUALITY PAVING MIX 1
(VEHICULAR AREAS)
CONCRETE PAVING MIX 1
(VEHICULAR AREAS)

HIGH QUALITY CONCRETE


HIGH QUALITY
PAVING MIX 2
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CONCRETE PAVING MIX 2


(PEDESTRIAN
(PEDESTRIAN AREAS)
AREAS)

HIGH
HIGH QUALITY CONCRETE
QUALITY PAVING MIX 3
CONCRETE PAVING MIX 3
(FEATURE
(FEATURE BANDING)
BANDING)

RESIN
RESIN BONDED
BONDED PAVING
RETRACTABLE
PAVING
BOLLARDS
CONSERVATION
CONSERVATION
KERB KERB

CONCRETE
CONCRETE PAVING
PAVING STRIP
(LIGHT GREY)
STRIP (LIGHT GREY)

CONCRETE
CONCRETE BLOCK
BLOCK
TERRACES
TERRACES
BENCH
BENCH

BOLLARD
BOLLARD
RAMP UP TO LEVEL /
SHARED SURFACE
LIGHTING COLUMN
LIGHTING COLUMN

BIN
BIN
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EXISTING TREE
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EXISTING
TO TREE
BE RETAINED (RETAINED)

PROPOSED TREE
PROPOSED TREE

WILDFLOWER
WILDFLOWER
GRASS MIX GRASS MIX

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EXISTING STATION
26 PLOT 3 INFRASTRUCTURE ENTRANCE RETAINED
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
RAMPED ACCESS TO BOARDWALK
(BCC PROPOSAL)

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(PROPOSED BY OTHERS)

VISITOR DROP OFF

VEHICULAR TURNING AREA


FLEXIBLE PUBLIC SPACE

SEATING TERRACES

PLANTED BANK

POTENTIAL AREA FOR


TEMPORARY USES

LISTED WALL

EXISTING CAR PARK

SCALE

0 10M

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 27


DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

CROSS SECTIONS

SECTION AA

Tie into existing levels Pedestrian footway - Resin Flexible public space - High Concrete block Planted bank Existing car park
on plot 3 Bonded Surface quality concrete paving terraces

SECTION BB

Tie into existing levels Pedestrian footway - High Vehicular carriageway - High Pedestrian footway - High Space for temporary uses - Planted bank Easement from
on plot 3 quality concrete paving quality concrete paving quality concrete paving Resin bonded surface listed wall

SECTION CC

Tie into existing levels Pedestrian footway - High Vehicular carriageway - High Pedestrian footway - High Space for temporary uses - Easement from Existing car park
on plot 3 quality concrete paving quality concrete paving quality concrete paving Resin bonded surface listed wall

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DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
SECTION LOCATION PLAN

DD
AA

BB

CC

SECTION DD

Existing pedestrian footway - Vehicular carriageway - High Pedestrian footway -


Isambard Walk quality concrete paving High quality concrete
paving

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 29


DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

FURNITURE

SEATING & AMPHITHEATRE TERRACES


Formal seating will be provided along Friary East of Isambard
Walk, located along the feature strip aiding pedestrian flow
through this area whilst not inhibiting movement from north to
south. These seats are to be simple in both design and material
and will appear to pop out the paving; the base of the seat will
replicate the material of the ‘hub’ amphitheatre and be finished
with a wooden top providing an inviting seat.
Within the flexible public space, informal seating will be
provided through the creation of an amphitheatre integrated
into the landscape.
The amphitheatre seating will help to form a sense of enclosure
to the public space, which is to be constructed out of precast
concrete blocks and finished with a contrasting colour to the
surrounding paving and feature paving strip from which it
emerges from.

LITTER BINS
The landscape will provide litter bins for pedestrians to utilise
to dispose of rubbish. The bins are to be simple, clean and
slightly angled to emphasise the feeling of movement being
created by the scheme. The bins will be beige, made of
reinforced cast stone and located within the feature paving
strip.

BOLLARDS
The site will require bollards to control vehicular access to the
Friary extension, east of Isambard Walk, rather than as a formal
mechanism to separate pedestrians from vehicles.

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DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
PRECEDENTS - FURNITURE

Formal seating with timber top along Amphitheatre seating


feature paving strip

© Arup

Litter Bins Retractable Bollards

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 31


DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

PLANTING

The area at present supports only a small amount of planting in


relation to the size of the site, with much of this planting being
confined to banks of grass and linear clusters of trees - which
predominantly sit outside of the site boundary.

TREES
The existing trees within the site are predominantly of a
moderate quality; provide a quality to certain areas through
their collective grouping. These trees are predominantly
situated within restricted planting zones which have resulted in
effecting their long-term health, structural security and growth.
A number of new trees, with light and tight canopies, are to be
planted along Friary, to provide a future setting to the facade of
development to Plot 3 and Plot 6. These will consist of either
Tilia cordata, and Fraxinus ‘Raywood’.

WILDFLOWER GRASS
It will be necessary for the new planting along the boundary of
the site to Plot 6 on the bank surrounding the flexible public
space amphitheatre. Planting is to be carefully selected to
allow for natural surveillance for pedestrians accessing the
site. The choice of a wildflower mix to the grassed bank will
provide seasonal colour, fragrance and ground cover planting
to the site while remaining robust and hardy.

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DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
PRECEDENTS - PLANTING

Fraxinus ‘Raywood’ Tilia cordata

Knautia arvensis Centaurea nigra

Special multi-purpose wildflower mix Silene dioica Primula versis

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 33


DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

MATERIALS + LIGHTING

PAVING
The paving pattern is to provide a simple approach for
pedestrians to navigate through the site. A feature 1000mm
side strip will be used through the Friary to the ‘hub’
amphitheatre in to which street furniture will be placed.
The paving will be small long strips to emphasise the feeling
of movement throughout the spaces. The rest of the paving will
be a simple hard-wearing material which will tie in with the
existing materials.

EXTERNAL LIGHTING
External lighting will create attractive and safe lighting levels
that are in keeping with the character of the landscape. It will
provide the public with a high level of ambient lighting creating
good visibility while ensuring a safe and secure environment.
The choice of lighting has considered the issue of security
throughout the site as well as providing external lighting which
is attractive and relates to the character of the scheme. The
lighting concept will be to support rather than dominate the
landscape proposals, highlighting features and paths through
the spaces.
The scheme comprises robust lighting fixtures that create
attractive ambient light including up lighting to highlight trees,
under seat lights, bollard lighting and feature lighting columns
that provide directional lighting and act as focal points.

34 PLOT 3 INFRASTRUCTURE
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
PRECEDENTS - MATERIALS

Block Paving Myriad


© Arup
Feature lighting column

Myriad, Multi-colour, Example MyriadMyriad,


combined concreteMyriad,
Multi-colour, Example blockMulti-colour,
and flag textured
Example paving Example
Myriad, Multi-colour,

idnight Midnight Twilight Midnight Twilight


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Morning Light Twilight
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DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

POTENTIAL TEMPORARY USES

1. AMPHITHEATRE

2. SOUTH OF FRIARY
EXTENSION

AMPHITHEATRE
The flexible public space at the north east of Friary extension
could accommodate meanwhile uses in the interim before the
development of the Hotel and Conference centre, in a period
where vehicular turning may not be required. The space could
accommodate a tipi or large tent structure that could utilise the
favourable setting adjacent to the Floating Harbour.

SOUTH OF FRIARY EXTENSION


The area to the south of the Friary extension has been
highlighted as a potential location for temporary uses similar
to those currently located on Plot 3. This meanwhile use would
activate the Friary extension and new public space through
spill out and events, prior to development coming forward on
Plot 6.

36 PLOT 3 INFRASTRUCTURE
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
Existing Goods Yard cafe bar on Plot 3 Amphitheatre as venue for performance / events

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Temporary seating outside cafe Use of shipping containers as accommodation

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 37


DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

ACCESS SUMMARY

The key elements of the proposals in relation to access TEMPLE BACK EAST
include:
The existing turning head on Temple Back East will be removed
to allow for two way vehicular access onto Isambard Walk.
TEMPLE MEADS STATION
Two way vehicular access to Rope Walk will be maintained
Pedestrian and cycle access from Friary to the north entrance with a left turn provision from Rope Walk onto Isambard Walk.
of Temple Meads Station will be unaffected by the proposals. A shared / level surface treatment from the existing courtesy
Whilst Isambard Walk will be opened to two way vehicular crossing on Temple Back East will continue onto Isambard
traffic, a functional shared surface / courtesy crossing from Walk and tie into the existing levels on Rope Walk to facilitate
the north side of Isambard Walk to the station entrance will the free movement of pedestrians within this lightly trafficked
be maintained; allowing for the free movement of pedestrians area.
within the lightly trafficked area. The proposed Friary extension
will be restricted to occasional vehicular access associated
with the hotel development therefore providing enhanced
pedestrian and cycle movements to the station.

FRIARY EXTENTION - ACCESS TO MEADS REACH BRIDGE


AND FLOATING HARBOUR WALKWAY
Pedestrian and cycle access to Meads Reach Bridge will be
via a gentle 1 in 51.5 gradient along the enhanced Friary
extension shared / level surface. Benches will be provided as
resting points along the route and within the proposed public
space along the amphitheatre terraces. The Friary extension
will tie into the 10.30m AOD level adjacent to the ramp to
the Floating Harbour Walkway (proposed by BCC). Two way
restricted vehicular access will be provided on Friary extension
to service the proposed hotel development on Plot 3 along a
5.5m delineated route. A turning area for coaches and service
vehicles will be provided in the flexible public space.

ISAMBARD WALK - ACCESS TO ROPE WALK & TEMPLE BACK


EAST
Isambard Walk will be opened to two way vehicular traffic
along a 5.5m delineated route within a shared / level surface
environment. The existing pedestrian footway to the north of
Isambard Walk will be retained as existing with an additional
3m pedestrian footway proposed to the south. The surface
levels along the kerb line adjacent to the existing trees
will be retained, with the levels gently sloping with 1 in 40
gradients to a linear drainage channel between the kerb line
and pedestrian footway to the south. The shared / level surface
environment in addition to the distinct banding of the paving
materials and active pedestrian environment will ensure slow
vehicular speeds along this route.

38 PLOT 3 INFRASTRUCTURE
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
DRAINAGE

KEY

PROPOSED DRAINAGE CHANNEL

DIRECTION OF SURFACE WATER


FLOW

SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE


Surface run off from the development will be connected to the
existing site surface water drainage system through a series of
linear slot drains. The linear slot drains will be complementary
to the proposed materials and furniture palettes whilst
reinforcing a delineation between the 5.5m vehicular path. The
proposed trees and root cells to the south of Friary extension
will be incorporated into the overall drainage system to aid the
filtration of surface run off and to ensure optimum tree growth.

Linear Slot Drain

DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT 39