The area was predominantly a bleak post-industrial wasteland for decades. A 15 year programme has established Harbourside, with restaurants and cafes, new business premises, housing, leisure facilities and public spaces – and has helped transform not only the former docks but also Bristol itself.

The scheme has:

  • created a variety of new streets and public spaces, reconnecting the city with the harbour including opening up views of the cathedral and Brunel’s SS Great Britain;
  • unlocked access to an important stretch of waterfront facilitating a circuit around the harbour
  • completed the Brunel Mile, the aim of which is to provide a pedestrian link across the city, spanning the area between Brunel’s Temple Meads Station and The SS Great Britain.
  • innovative and sustainable design, including green wall technology, creative approach to urban drainage, soil remediation and the creation of floating habitats.

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