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Planning permission renewed on proposed £100m office complex

Posted on Thursday 31st October 2019 at 10:08 pm by SH (Editor)

Artist's illustration of The Approach, Hunts Ground Road, Stoke Gifford.

The developer of a proposed new £100m office complex earmarked for a site at the rear of Parkway Station has successfully re-applied for outline planning permission.

The original planning consent for the development, which could provide space for up to 2,000 workers, was granted in 2016, but it expired in June this year.

The new application, submitted by developer Ashfield Land, was for the same scheme as previously approved, however, it was necessary to assess it against new planning policies that South Gloucestershire has adopted in the intervening years.

The existing buildings on the Hunts Ground Road site, opposite the Parkway Park & Ride facility, were demolished in 2017.

The proposed 18,500sqm development, named ‘The Approach’ in marketing literature, is being targeted at corporate occupiers seeking a high-quality, sustainable, well-located and well-connected HQ building.

The site has excellent connectivity because of its proximity to Parkway Station, as well as the recently opened Stoke Gifford By-Pass. From 2022, it will be also be served by the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension, currently expected to be running from 2022.

The plans include a two-storey decked car park with 525 car parking spaces, of which 21 are for disabled use. There would also be 250 cycle parking spaces as well as 20 shower cubicles on site.

The outline planning consent defines the scale and position of the building and access to the site from Hunts Ground Road. Once an agreement has been reached with a suitable occupier, the developer will submit a ‘reserved matters’ application. This will address specific details of the final scheme, including landscaping and the appearance of the building.

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Work gets under way on new £100m office development behind Parkway Station

Posted on Wednesday 29th March 2017 at 9:23 pm by SH (Editor)

Amanda Deeks (chief executive of South Gloucestershire Council) and James Digby (director of Ashfield Land) mark the formal start of site clearance and demolition at The Approach, Hunts Ground Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

Work has started on a new £100m, 160,000 sq ft corporate office development on Hunts Ground Road, opposite the park and ride site at the rear of Parkway Station.

Developer Ashfield Land was granted planning permission for the scheme (now being marketed as ‘The Approach‘) by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) in June last year.

Contractor ISG is carrying out the site clearance and demolition on behalf of Ashfield Land. As well as being the demolition contractor, ISG previously occupied the former office buildings on the site for more than 40 years (having originally moved there in 1974).

Amanda Deeks, chief executive of the council, joined Ashfield Land director James Digby to mark the formal start of site clearance and demolition.

James Digby said:

“Today is about bringing The Approach another step closer and readying the site for redevelopment. It’s a major milestone and means we have real momentum as we look to move forward into construction and, ultimately, providing a top quality occupier with a new home here in Bristol.”

Cllr Colin Hunt, lead member for planning at SGC, added:

“We’re delighted to see this key development site coming forward. Situated next to Parkway Station, The Approach will be an ideal location for bringing new business to South Gloucestershire and creating hundreds of new jobs.”

JLL, which is marketing the building, anticipates The Approach will appeal to a number of national and international businesses, not least because it offers such attractive connectivity and quality while having lower occupational costs than comparable office space in London, the South East and even Bristol City Centre.

More: Development will benefit from the new Stoke Gifford By-Pass »

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Exhibition to reveal plans for office development on Hunts Ground Road

Posted on Tuesday 14th July 2015 at 11:11 am by SH (Editor)

The Parklands site in Hunts Ground Road, Stoke Gifford, where a new office development is proposed.

Plans to redevelop a site close to Parkway Station to provide a new office building are set to be revealed at a public exhibition in Stoke Gifford on Thursday (16th July).

Ashfield Land, the company behind the project, is in the early stages of the design process and would like to hear local residents’ thoughts on potential design ideas for the building.

Members of the project team will be available at the exhibition to answer any questions on the proposals and feedback forms will be available.

The development site, known as ‘Parklands’, is located on Hunts Ground Road, on the opposite side of the road to South Gloucestershire Council’s park and ride facility, and the company says it provides an opportunity to “redevelop brownfield land for much needed employment use in a highly sustainable location”.

According to the company, the proposed office building will be “an exemplary development of the highest sustainability standards and high quality design”.

The exhibition takes place at The Old School Rooms in North Road (BS34 8PD) between 3.30pm and 7.30pm on Thursday 16th July.

An exhibition flyer has been circulated to approximately 840 residents living in the surrounding area. All of the information displayed at the exhibition will be made available online following the event, and the organisers have offered to email/post copies directly following the event if this is more convenient.

All comments from the exhibition will be considered before the plans are finalised and a planning application submitted to South Gloucestershire Council later this year.

Image: Map showing outline of the Parklands site (click to enlarge).

More info: Parklands Consultation

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