Umberslade has revealed plans for mixed-used development at Wapping Wharf North.

The scheme, designed by AHR replacing masterplan architects Alec French Architects, includes a two-storey mixed-use podium containing retail, leisure and flexible workspaces.

240 apartments (20 per cent affordable allocation) in buildings up to 12-storeys with shared rooftop gardens and terraces. The scheme also includes a new CARGO Market Hall with levels of restaurants above.

The public consultation has now ended and a planning application is expected soon.

Planned in two phases, the development is expected to take 8-10 years to complete.

The existing CARGO retail businesses will be temporarily relocated while phase one – the CARGO Market Hall, is completed.

Stuart Hatton, managing director of Umberslade, said: “We want Wapping Wharf to build on the success of what we’ve created here but make it even better. We believe that our ambitious proposals will enable Wapping Wharf to evolve into an established fully functioning district of the city, where people who live and work here can find what they need on their doorstep.

“Over the years, the Harbourside area has changed beyond recognition. Our intention is to contribute to the successful evolution of the area as a leisure destination with a development that brings something new and exciting to Bristol, whilst also creating much-needed homes for people and independent businesses, as well as green, biodiverse spaces for everyone to enjoy.”

Matt Hampshire, head chef at Tare Restaurant in CARGO said: “The plans look incredible. Stuart and Esme have done great things here, they have created a real community and this is a continuation of that, so we are super excited. It’s such a fantastic vision of the future for both Wapping Wharf and Bristol, it’s an honour to be a part of it.”

Helen Symonds, owner of Frankly boutique at CARGO said: “I’m really impressed that Stuart and Esme have managed to keep the independent spirit of CARGO and that we will all have a chance to personalise the space which is really important to Bristol and to keeping the special feel of the place. It’s also great to know that we are all going to have a permanent home. I think the plans are amazing and they will put Bristol even more ‘on the map’.”

Image source: Umberslade

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