Site shown by red line
Behind the colourful frontage of Stokes Croft is a large, vacant, brownfield site. On one side is the Carriageworks. On the other is Hepburn Road, dubbed ‘Crack Alley’ in the BBC documentary Drugsland because of its well-known, drug-related problems.

There is now a real opportunity to transform this underutilised, rundown and – in parts – hostile environment into a safe, attractive place for local people.

On this website we set out our proposals for a highly-sustainable, mixed-use, low-rise redevelopment that would bring new homes, workshops ideal for start-up businesses, as well as student homes: a scheme which would respect and enhance what makes Stokes Croft such a unique place.

Rear of the site.
Hepburn Road featured in BBC-documentary Drugsland
Stokes Croft frontages
Virtual Consultation.

Virtual consultation

Because of COVID restrictions, we are simply unable to hold any public events to explain our proposals. However, we really want to hear what you think of our plans.

We have already sought the views of some of your representatives, community groups, and Bristol City Council officers. This feedback has already shaped our proposals.

And now we want to hear what you think about our plans before we finalise and submit our planning application.

About the team

Bristol’s Arturus Architects

The scheme is designed by Bristol’s Arturus Architects, whose local projects include a new stadium for Bristol Rovers, the Maritime Heritage Centre for SS Great Britain, and new homes at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

Crescent Property Developments

Crescent Property Developments is a Bristol, family-owned development and property management company, which already has a large number of rented homes in the City. Among its schemes was the restoration and expansion of Tec House on Marsh Street in the City centre.