Mead Street: survey on emerging principles and concepts for regeneration

Closed 7 Jan 2022

Opened 22 Nov 2021

Feedback updated 23 May 2022

We asked

The Mead Street engagement survey ran from 22 November to 7 January 2022.  It asked for feedback on a set of guiding principles and emerging concepts to inform the regeneration of Mead Street and inform a Mead Street Development Brief. 

The information below reflects the feedback from the online survey that was available via the Temple Quarter website.  Two public drop-in events also took place on 22 and 23 November at LPW House which provided local businesses and residents the opportunity to discuss the emerging principles.  A briefing with local community organisations also took place online.

The emerging principles were:

  • Make it a place people want to live and work, are proud of and which is representative of the community that live there.
  • Provide better routes for sustainable travel.
  • Create high-quality places: public realm, place-making and a sustainable and low carbon neighbourhood.
  • Green space at the heart of the new neighbourhood and ecological enhancements

You said

A summary of the responses to the engagement can be viewed here. 

A full engagement report can be viewed here.

We did

You can read our response in the document above.  We are consulting on the Mead Street Development Brief, which includes principles for change in the area, until Monday 4 July. You can take part here:


Bristol, like cities around the world, is facing immense challenges - ecological and climate emergencies, economic inequality, establishing a sustainable recovery from the pandemic and population growth. The city’s population is expected to grow by 20% in the next 20 years, that’s over 70,000 more citizens who will need good quality, affordable homes.

We can tackle these challenges, deliver our carbon neutrality goals, and protect our green spaces and ecology by optimising density and putting sustainable and affordable homes and jobs on brownfield sites .   Plus, creating homes for people and families in the city centre with easy access to public transport, walking and cycling links to jobs and leisure will reduce vehicle journeys in and out of the city, improving air quality and reducing congestion.  

Temple Quarter provides an opportunity to meet these challenges on a brownfield sites that are well-connected and close to work, retail and leisure and public transport links.

The regeneration aspiration for the wider Temple Quarter and St. Philip’s Marsh area is ambitious and seeks to create a new area of the city that delivers houses and employment opportunities together with other key facilities and infrastructure, including a network of public open space, sustainable and active travel routes and flood infrastructure.  Sites within Temple Quarter, such as Mead Street, are key to achieving this ambition in a sustainable way.    

Mead Street is within walking distance of Temple Meads Station and the City Centre, as well as other local services, making it a good place to build homes and promote sustainable and active travel choices.  The emerging vision for Mead Street is to create a flourishing urban neighbourhood with a mix of new homes and workspaces. A central green space at the heart of the community is envisaged as well as improved links for walking and cycling to, from and within the area. 

We are seeking to prepare a set of development principles which will provide guidance to assist the assessment of future planning applications. They will specify the things that will make Mead Street an accessible, thriving place.

We are seeking some early feedback on emerging principles and concepts for the area surrounding Mead Street to make sure local knowledge is at the heart of them.

We would be grateful if you can have a look at the information in the survey and give us your thoughts.


  • Southville


  • All residents


  • Regeneration