THE PROPOSALS

creating a new mixed-use development that complements the existing OLD MARKET neighbourhood.

 
 
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THE PROPOSALS

 
 

First Base is proposing to transform the Soapworks site in Old Market with a landmark mixed-use development that will celebrate Bristol’s industrial past and creative culture. The scheme will include:

  • A diverse mix of new homes of single occupants, couples and families, including much needed affordable homes

  • The sensitive renovation of the Soapworks building, formerly the Gardiner Haskins warehouse

  • An aparthotel

  • Independent retail space which could include a community grocery store

  • Commercial space for flexible and co-working

  • Maker space for creative industries

  • A vibrant and exciting food and drink offer, with space for pop-up cuisine and market stalls

  • New public open space for all to enjoy and improvements to the surrounding public realm

  • Creating new pedestrian links through the site

  • Financial contributions to maintain and where possible improve local infrastructure

  • A social value strategy, to ensure long-term investment in the local community

  • A sustainable development, linking in to Bristol’s district heating network and achieving best in class environmental building standards 

Following the initial consultation earlier this year which outlined the initial concepts for the site and sought to identify the key issues and aspirations for the local community living around the Soapworks site, First Base is now consulting on the detailed design of the proposals.

A model showing the proposed uses of the Soapworks bulding

A model showing the proposed uses of the Soapworks bulding

 
 
 

An industrial history

GARDINER HASKINS BEGAN AS BLACKSMITHS AND IRONMONGERS AND MOVED TO THE SOAPWORKS PREMISES IN 1958. IN 2019 GARDINER HASKINS MOVED TO ITS NEW PREMISES ON STRAIGHT STREET where they continue to trade successfully.

 
 
 
 
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