You are invited to join us at our first consultation events where we will be discussing the concept of the planned redevelopment.




First Base held an initial consultation on the concept for the Soapworks site in July 2019.

The exhibition was held on:

wednesday 3rd july 2019


At Gardiner haskins new premises, 1 straight street, Broad PLAIN, Bristol, BS2 0FQ

The information that was displayed at the exhibition can be found here.



We will be holding an informal street stall event outlining the initial concepts:

On saturday 6th july 2019


At outside marks and spencers, broadmead, bristol, bs1 3DX

Following these events, First Base will collate all of the feedback that has been provided and prepare detailed proposals which will be consulted on later in the year.

Once details of the next consultation event are available these will be shared here.

First Base are looking to submit a planning application later this year.

If you have any feedback on the proposals, please complete our feedback form or get in contact in the below ways.

  • Email us on

  • Call us on our Freephone number: 0800 148 8911

  • Send us your thoughts through our Freepost address (no stamp required): Freepost Meeting Place Communications.


The building wears the story of its shared life with Bristol.

BUILT AS A SOAPWORKS, the building became A WAREHOUSE FOR THE GARDINER FAMILY and survived BOMBING DURING WW2 and A SIGNIFICANT FIRE. The Listed building will remain at the heart of the new proposals for the site.