Feeder Road Bristol

Nature based student accommodation
Informed by the unique Temple Quarter heritage and former cattle market, landscape proposals are inspired by nature's rewilding of the post-industrial canal side.

The site is located in an industrial area of Temple Quarter, Bristol, bounded by the River Avon and Feeder Canal. The mixed-use development is on a prominent site at a gateway between two key regeneration areas: the Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh. The scheme will provide purpose-built student accommodation, along with a vibrant ground floor including student social spaces, flexible commercial space, and smaller incubator units.

The aspiration is to create a high-quality external environment for a student residence, which will also inspire future developments and public realm improvement schemes, acting as a catalyst to fulfil strategic plans to connect high quality public realm together within the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. The design is inspired by the post-industrial aesthetic of the area and nature’s ‘re-wilding’ of the site.
The proposals include a series of roof gardens and terraces, and a new public realm landscape will overlook the water’s edge and provide a generous external space in which students can study and socialise. High quality finishes and detailing referencing the industrial past and historic cattle market, combined with a naturalistic biodiverse planting palette will create a robust and legible character.

Feeder Road, Bristol


Summix Capital / Unite Students


1.1 Hectares


Concept to Developed Design, Planning Approved.


Architects: Architecture PLB / Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson
Planning Consultant: ROK Planning
Project Manager: Iesis / Cumming Group
Transport: TPA
Civil Engineers: HWA