Issuu on Google+

Community Planning Workshop - October 2011

Old Market

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

1


2

Old Market

© The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment, 2011

The Prince’s Foundation. President: HRH The Prince of Wales. A Company Limited by Guarantee, Number 3579567. Registered in England and Wales at 22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG. Registered Charity Number 1069969. VAT Number 839 8984 44

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment 19–22 Charlotte Road London EC2A 3SG, United Kingdom E enquiry@princes-foundation.org T +44 (0) 20 7613 8500 F +44 (0) 20 7613 8599 www.princes-foundation.org

E design@princes-foundation.org T +44 (0) 20 7613 8566

We aim to help create attractive sustainable neighbourhoods through community engagement; by teaching, practising and research.

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment transforms lives by making great places.

hoods that accrue higher value over time.

in a sustainable way will reap benefits for communities and result in neighbour-

viduals. The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment believes that building

livelier and safer streets and in a more affordable lifestyle for families and indi-

once more in a sustainable way, we will reap improvements in public health, in

We believe that if we can understand and apply time-tested principles, building

long lasting and healthy for people and the planet.

of people’s lives by helping to build and improve communities that are beautiful,

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment seeks to improve the quality


Appendix L - Post-it’s Short, Medium & Long Term Actions......... Page 28 Appendix M - Recommendations....................................................... Page 29

3. Traffic and Movement.................................................................. Page 6

4. Response to the Central Area Action Plan............................... Page 11

Appendix I - Transport.................................................................... Page 25

Appendix H - Community Facilities, Open Space & Heritage.. Page 24

Appendix G - Planning & Housing................................................ Page 23

Appendix F - Economy.................................................................... Page 22

Appendix E - Intervention Matrix................................................. Page 21

Appendix D - Live/Work Location Map....................................... Page 20

Appendix C - “Big Ideas”................................................................. Page 19

Appendix B - Program..................................................................... Page 18

Appendix A - Attendance List........................................................ Page 17

7. Conclusions.................................................................................... Page 15

6. Events, Community & Perception............................................. Page 14

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

Appendix K - Opportunity Sites......................................................... Page 27

2. Summary of Process..................................................................... Page 5

5. Planning and Licensing................................................................ Page 13

Appendix J - Bristol Wide Transport.................................................. Page 26

1. Introduction................................................................................... Page 4

Contents

3


4

Old Market

1.1.5 This report is a summary of the work carried out by the Prince’s Foundation’s team with the local community in October 2011.

1.1.4 As part of the process of developing their vision for the area and as a step towards creating their own neighbourhood plan, the Old Market Community Association invited the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment to facilitate a two-day community planning workshop to identify issues and discover interventions that can help to strengthen the areas character and appearance.

1.1.3 Its unique character, diverse range of buildings, central location and key opportunity sites make it an ideal place for regeneration with a distinct identity as Bristol’s independent retail centre with a growing population of professionals and young families.

1.1.2 Whilst much of this heritage has been protected, major planning and transport related interventions in the 20th century have left it isolated despite it’s proximity to the city centre. Over the last 20 years, business and retail have struggled in the area leaving a place that outsiders perceive as unsafe and undesirable.

1.1.1 Old Market has functioned as the primary eastern entrance to the City of Bristol since the 12th century and through major efforts over the years to preserve its heritage has maintained one of the most important collections of historic buildings in the city.

1.1 Context

1. Introduction

Image 1.1 Old Market Street


Image 2.1 Table discussing notes at public session Oct. 25th

2.1.3 Everyone who attended was also invited to place a dot on a map to show where they lived and worked. This map can be found in Appendix D.

2.1.2 People then wrote down 5 specific interventions they felt were necessary in the area, these were grouped and people had an opportunity to vote on their favourites. A full list of peoples comments can be found in Appendix D.

Image 2.2 Drawing produced during workshop

Image 2.3 Public Session, Oct. 27th

2.4.2 The following pages highlight the key findings of the workshop.

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

2.2.3 Each group was asked to list a series of key interventions that were then grouped into short, medium and long term projects to be taken forward. Please refer to Appendix K for Post-it’s short, medium and long term actions.

2.4 Public Session Oct. 27th Marriott Hotel, Old Market

2.2.2 A series of technical presentations on traffic and transport, planning, economy and the history of the area briefed all stakeholders on the key local issues. Four groups then mapped current issues with a focus on: • Transport (Appendix H) • Economy (Appendix E) • Community Facilities, Open Space & Heritage(Appendix G) • Planning and Housing (Appendix F)

2.4.1 The Prince’s Foundation reported back to the community on the findings from the workshop.

2.3.1 The Prince’s Foundation’s internal team worked on summarising the outputs of the previous day and preparing for a final presentation back to the community.

2.2.1 Local stakeholders were invited to an all day workshop in Old Market. A full list of these stakeholders can be found in Appendix A.

2.1.1 The community were asked to discuss their thoughts on the future of Old Market. Each member was given 3 post-it notes to put down words that they felt described Old Market now. They then put down 3 words that they felt would describe the Old Market they wanted in 20 years time. A full list of the outputs can be found in Appendix C.

2.3 Workshop 27th Oct. 14 Redcross Street

2.2 Workshop Oct. 26th 14 Redcross Street

2.1 Public Session Oct. 25th Marriott Hotel, Old Market

2. Summary of Process

5


6

Old Market

Image 3.1 East view down Old Market Street

3.1.4 The emergence of the Enterprise Zone highlights questions about how to minimise the impact of potential increases of traffic on Old Market. It should be argued that the Enterprise Zones location adjacent to Temple Meads Station offer an opportunity for the reduction of parking numbers and that people should be routed to and from the zone on North- South strategic routes.

3.1.3 Emerging ideas include the removal of the West Street oneway system and return to two-way working and improving pedestrian and cycle connections to the city centre, station and other key locations.

3.1.2 A reworking of buses to provide stops at the edges of the street is proposed along with better parking, wider footpaths, de-cluttering of signage and lining and a high quality public realm.

3.1.1 Old Market Street and West Street (A420) are part of the strategic road network in the City but unlike other parts of this network which are characterised by high speed, pedestrian unfriendly roads (see below), this has the opportunity to be a integrated street that still has strategic functions but is also a great place to be, where traffic speeds are sensible (i.e. 20mph) and people feel comfortable.

3.1 The Strategic Role of Old Market

Image 3.2 Busses stopping on the opposite side of the street

3. Traffic and Movement


Image 3.3 Marlborough High Street takes 19000 vehicles per day

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

Image 3.4 Marlborough High Street

3.2.1 Marlborough High Street in Wiltshire handles approximately 19 thousand vehicles per day. The high street has short term parking spaces lining either side of the street and in the centre of the street. The large number of parking spaces act as a traffic calming mechanism as well as allowing local residents to access local retailers and businesses thus making the high street the centre of a thriving local economy.

3.2 The example of Marlborough High Street

7


8

Old Market

Image 3.6 Maid Marion Way, Nottingham after

Image 3.5 Maid Marion Way, Nottingham before

Image 3.7 Maid Marion Way handles 30k-40k vehicles per day

3.3.1 Maid Marion Way, which handles 30-40 thousand vehicles per day, once divided and isolated neighbourhoods within Nottingham. The large scale of the roundabout (see image 3.5 left) isolated pedestrians and created an unsafe and unpleasant environment.

3.3 The example of Nottingham

As a result, foot traffic through the area sharply decreased leading to the closures of local retailers who were no longer viable. The roundabout was removed and replaced with a signalled intersection with unhindered pedestrian crossings. This has lead to a natural regeneration of the area.


• •

Image 3.8 Reconfiguration at West St. and Clarence Rd.

• •

As the proposed Enterprise Zone develops then consider a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) for the Old Market area. Inbound peak hour bus lane to be used as parking area out of peak hours. Taxi rank to be provided within Old Market area. Some parking bays to be designated as flexible to allow for deliveries and servicing.

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

Rationalise and increase parking on West Street with return to 2-way working. Old Market: increase short stay parking with additional spaces along the street. Parking controls: increase short stay from 1 hour to 2 or 3 hours. Potential to introduce pay and display parking controls.

3.5 Parking, Bus Lanes, Deliveries and Taxis

Allow for right hand turn from West Street to Midland Road to be reinstated Put back 2-way working in West Street / Trinity Road / Lawford’s Gate. West Street to have additional parking, wider footpaths and peak hour inbound bus lane. Trial new traffic and bus arrangement in Old Market Reconfigure junction at Holy Trinity Church to reconnect church to West Street and put back listed railings to their original position. Reconfigure Clarence Road – narrow carriageway and introduce central reservation with trees. Potentially allows for development to the south to help urbanise the street. Rework Old Market Street to create central median and additional parking areas. Bus stops to be relocated to the footpaths areas, the footpath on the south side to be widened, peak hour inbound bus lane introduced and trees planted. The indicative scheme has been drawn up to reuse the existing bus islands so as to minimise costs and re-use the existing infrastructure that exists. Lawrence Hill roundabout – initial study to look at how this could be reconfigured to be a smaller footprint signalised junction. Development opportunities created with land released. Upgrade Bond Street roundabout to bring traffic and pedestrians to street level. Development opportunities created. Roll out humanisation / upgrade of entire Bristol City ring road.

3.4 Interventions

9


10

Demolished Evening Post Printing House

Stag & Hounds

Old Market

Vehicular Traffic Pedestrian Traffic

3.6.3 A major reworking of the Temple Way junction would reconnect Old Market to the town centre. Whilst this would require major infrastructure change it should be kept as a long-term aspiration.

Image 3.9 Reconfiguration of Old Market Street and Old Market Round-about

Marriott Hotel

3.6.2 This system should be introduced as a trial before major and expensive changes are made.

3.6.1 The plan below shows a suggested layout for Old Market with a return to a more traditional street pattern, a central island that can be planted with trees and include short stay parking.

3.6 Old Market Street Reconfiguration

Alms House


4.4.1 Old Market’s position as a retail area within the City Centre should be maintained through the plan with no further erosion of shopping facilities. Planning policies should ensure the protection of ground floor retail with no conversion to residential. Acceptable uses would include shops, restaurants, cafes and takeaways (A1-5

4.4 Retail Policy

4.3.1 Affordable housing provision should be in line with the Council’s target of 40% in developments of 15 dwellings or more, although a key aim is to increase the number of private dwellings available. Family housing should be encouraged rather than 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.

4.3 Housing Policy

4.2.1 A number of sites have been identified where development should come forward over the plan period, see map to the right. In general, these should be for mixed-use development with a presumption towards increasing the residential population on sites away from the main thoroughfares.

4.2 Site Based Development Opportunities

4.1.3 Responses should demonstrate:

4.1.2 This report provides an overview of the community’s aspirations and should be fed into the CAAP process. The community should follow up with a formal response to the CAAP draft, due for publication in late 2011.

4.1.1 With the creation of the Central Area Action Plan (CAAP) the community has an opportunity to ensure that planning policy reflects the aspirations of the local community. This document should provide the framework through which Old Market will develop up to 2026.

4.1 Introduction

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

Image 4.1 Sites to be considered for redevelopment outlined in red; sites completely coloured have planning permission

4. Response to the Central Area Action Plan

11


12

Old Market

4.7.1 New development within the Conservation Area should have regard to the Conservation Area Character Appraisal. With support, the community should create a simple design guide for new development that will set out the principles they wish to see applied to sites outside of the Conservation Area. This work could feed into the Neighbourhood Plan.

4.7 Design

4.6.1 Recognise the strategic importance of the Old Market and West Street, however there is a strong desire that the nature of the streets are refocused towards pedestrians and cyclists. Buses should be organised in a more traditional high street fashion. General parking and public realm improvements are made.

4.6 Traffic

4.5.1 Large areas of land have been designated within the core strategy for the protection of land for Industrial Uses. Whilst this should be supported, the plan should present a long-term aim for active frontages on to Midland Road, improving the local streetscape and perception of safe streets.

4.5 Primary Industrial and Warehousing Area (PIWA)

of the Use Classes Order), business use (B1), hotels (C1) with residential uses above shops.

Image 4.3 PIWA’s adjacent to residential uses

Image 4.2 Potential site at Unity and New Thomas St.

Image 4.5 Vacant properties as opportunity sites

Image 4.4 Many potential opportunity sites along Unity St.


Image 5.2 Failed shops on West Street

Image 5.1 Small vacant shop fronts on Old Market Street

Image 5.3 West Street shop fronts

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

5.2.2 Licensing agreements should be in line with planning policies for the area. Business rates policy has been amended to cover empty properties to encourage owners to bring buildings back into use. This policy does not currently extend to buildings where utilities are disconnected. Business rates should be payable on all business properties.

5.2.1 Focus should be made on preventing the proliferation of substandard retail and residential conversions emerging in the area. The community must take a lead in making the Local Authority aware of any breaches in planning permission alongside unlawful development.

5.1.1 The Localism Bill sets out an aspiration for communities to set out a vision for the future of the neighbourhood and determine the best use of land. The development of a Neighbourhood Plan for Old Market should build on the broad policies set out in the CAAP and set out a framework for the delivery of services, design aspirations and detailed transport and public realm improvements.

5.1.2 The Neighbourhood Plan will have to adhere to the emerging policies contained within the CAAP. The community should have mind to this as they set out a scope for what the plan would contain and the timeline for delivery.

5.2 Planning Enforcement and Licensing

5.1 Neighbourhood Plans

5. Planning and Licensing

13


14

Old Market

6.2.1 Marketing should look to improve the perception of Old Market with a focus on the history, buildings and independent retail offer available. An approach to MShed, the city’s museum, should be made to represent the history of Old Market alongside efforts to promote heritage walks, tours of restored buildings and architectural highlights of the area.

6.2 Perception 6.3.3 The community should promote the development of art installations at key places to improve the streetscape with a particular focus on covering redundant structures around Old Market roundabout.

6.3.2 The community association should lead on looking into the development of a community supermarket alongside the temporary use of empty retail spaces including the idea of the ‘message parlour’ – a community information centre.

6.3.1 The opportunity of setting up a Business Improvement District (BID) should be explored that encompasses not just Old Market but adjacent businesses to the south and across Temple Way. Discussions with other BID’s within Bristol will help the community association to understand the opportunities that exist through this approach to area management.

6.1.1 The reconfigured Old Market Street will become the hub for the community and a key space for the delivery of events and community festivals. The space could be used for weekly summer markets at first alongside one-off festivals that represent the diverse communities that live and work in the area.

6.1.2 Widening the reach of a dedicated community forum is key with representation from the local Somali population, the Village Business and Residents Association (BVRA), major local employers, the city council and any residents association (such as the Dings).

6.3 Community

6.1 Events

Image 6.1 Economic development framework

6. Events, Community and Perception


7.1.1 The opportunities set out in the report looked at both short term changes as well as major infrastructure improvements that would seek to improve links in and out of Old Market. The short term opportunities focus on making a formal response to the development of the Central Area Action Plan (CAAP) alongside a reconfiguration of the one way system and bus priority throughout the area. It is felt that these changes would result in a better pedestrian environment whilst increasing the opportunities for people to stop and shop. The table on the following page outlines a phased schedule of ideas and proposals for the community’s consideration.

7.1 Next Steps

7. Conclusions

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

Image 7.1 Vision for Old Market Street

15


16

Events Shortterm x Summermarket,experimentwithformat x Communityfestival  Mediumterm x Weeklystreetmarket x Communityfestival 

Policiesandpricing Shortterm x Captureresultsofworkshopandfeedinto AAP x TalktoGHandDailyMailaboutplansgoing forward x FormalcommunitiesresponsetoCAAP options x TimetablefordeliveryofNPandagree scope x DesignguideasasupplementtoNP(1day workshop?) x Identifysiteoptions,designpolicies,retail protectionandtrafficproposalstofeedinto AAP x EncourageactivefrontagesalongMidland Rdthroughpolicies x Betterplanningenforcement(e.g.prevent proliferationofsubͲstandardretailand residentialunitsandbadlydesignedshop fronts) x Alignplanningandlicensingpoliciesforthe area x ChangeonͲstreetparkingpolicies(from1 hourto3hourstay) x Liftnoticesservedtocarparks x Freeparkingindepartmentstorecarpark intheevening x Encourageabetterbalanceofnighttime anddaytimeactivitiesthroughplanning policiesandDC x Extendbusinessratespolicytocovershell onlypropertiestoo x UseCPOpowerstoacquirederelict propertiesthatblightthearea  Longterm x UseEbenezerChapelinMidlandRdas communitycentre

Otherinitiatives x Setupajointcommunityforumforthe areainclexistinggroups(alsoaspartof preparationforNP) x ConsidersettingupaBID(incl.major employersinthearea),talktootherBIDsin thecity x Activemarketingoftheareathrough MShed,localmedia,lifestylemagazines,TV programmes(buildingrestoration,selfͲ commissionedhousing) x Explorethepotentialforcommunityled enterprise x People’ssupermarketCIC x Temporaryuseofemptyretailspaces (“MeanwhilePlaces”)incl.“Message parlour”

Old Market

Figure 7.1 Alongside the stakeholders present at the workshop The Prince’s Foundation have produced a phased schedule of ideas and proposals. Short term proposals are generally sought before 2013.

Capitalprojects Shortterm x TriallayoutonthebusstopislandsinOld MarketStreet x ReͲinstatetherightturnfromWestStreet toLawford’sGate x DeͲcluttering x Signsandlandscapingatentrancesfrom east,westandCabotCircus x Bettersignageforcommunityfacilities x Streetlighting x Trees,planting x Upgradeshopfronts x Streetfurniture x Publicart,murals? x Morefreecashpoints x ImproveedgesaroundGHdepartment storeandmakeparkingtherefreeinthe evening  Shorttomedium x ReͲinstatetwoͲwayworkinginWestStreet  Mediumterm x RemoveBondStreetescalatorsand footbridges x ClarenceRdreconfigureandurbanise x OldMarketStreetupgradeͲreconfigure busstopislands x TrinityChurchjunctionreconfigure x Taxirank,bicycleparkingandgoods deliveryarrangementinOldMarket x Greenspaces–improvelighting,benches  Longterm x RemovalofLawrenceHillroundabout x HumaniseBondStreetroundabout  


The Prince’s Foundation would like to thank Old Market Community Association for their efforts in bringing the wider community together as well as hosting the event in Old Market.

Everyone played a part in the development of the ideas and proposals put forward in this report.

35 people attended the final public session and the following people attended the stakeholder workshop.

NOTE: 19 people attended the first public session.

SteveKeating DaveCave Mrs.DorothyBrown EvaStuetzenberger WillieHarbinson JohnEverett AngelaJones LindseyHorner GeoffHaskett GregEynon MargaretHickman BrendaHugill ElsharifMohammed FrancoisJensen ClareWilks PaulBradburn ColinChapman MichaelWilberforce HibaqJama BiljanaSavic ShannonRice TomPerry PeterBadger MariateresaBucciante MatthewWinterbottom MohammadA.Rashid AlistairCox AndrewWhitehead EmmaHarvey PeterInsole LeightondeBurca AndrewCameron

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

BBB(pub) BristolCivicSociety BristolVisualandEnvironmentalGroup DestinationBristol ESHAArchitects&PlanningConsultants FirstBus(localbusoperator) FirstBus(localbusoperator) HannahMorePrimarySchool HannahMorePrimarySchool Landscape–Trees,parks/NeighbourhoodEngagementTeam LocalCouncilor LocalCouncilor LocalHealthProviders NeighbourhoodManagement NeighbourhoodPlanningNetwork OMCA Planning–Policy,Relevantdevelopmentcontrolofficers Planning–Policy,Relevantdevelopmentcontrolofficers Peoplecan Prince’sFoundationfortheBuiltEnvironment Prince’sFoundationfortheBuiltEnvironment Prince’sFoundationfortheBuiltEnvironment Residents Residents Residents StrategicHousingͲAffordableHousing Transport–Policy,sustainabletransportofficers,cyclingofficer,travelplanning Transport–Policy,sustainabletransportofficers,cyclingofficer,travelplanning TrinityArtCentre UrbanDesignteam,BristolCityCouncil VBRA WSP

Appendix A- Attendance List

17


18

Old Market

26th October – Workshop with stakeholders (9.00-17.00) at14 Redcross Street,BS2 0BA (coffee and tea on arrival) 09.00-09.10 Welcome and Introductions by Community Group and their objectives 09.10-09.25 Presentation from The Foundation on Process, Principles and Summary of public session 09.30-10.30 Technical Presentations History of Area - (MatthewWinterbottom,PeterInsole) Planning – Planning Framework, applications (Mike Wilberforce) Transport – Proposals, plans and opportunities (Paul Bradburn) Transport – Council response on any future plans (Alistair Cox) Economy – Opportunities and issues (Eva Stuetzenberger) 10.30-11.00 Q and A 11.00-12.30 Group break into teams (Identify key issues and priorities for their group. Each Group facilitated by The Prince’s Foundation Transport Services/ Facilities Planning, housing, historic buildings Economy 12.30-13.00 Feedback and review 13.00-13.45 Lunch

25th October - 1st Public Session (19.00-20.30) at the Marriott Hotel, Old Market 19.00-19.15 Welcome and Introductions by OMCA and their objectives, issues and how they would like us to help (Paul Bradburn) 19.15-19.25 Presentation from The Foundation about Process, Principles (Tom Perry) 19.25-1940 Q&A on key issues 19.40-20.30 Workshop facilitated by The Prince’s Foundation (Biljana Savic to lead)

COMMUNITY PLANNING WORKSHOP Old Market – Bristol - 25th – 27th October Draft Programme of Events – Please Note, Stakeholders are invited to all sessions except those in red

Appendix B- Program

Group design sessions will look at delivering responses to the priorities Coffee and Tea break Continued Design Sessions Groups present back. Review Close of day

19.00-20.0

2nd Public Session at the Marriott Hotel, Old Market (present outputs of the two days Welcome from OMCA Presentation by The Prince’s Foundation team

27th October – Foundation Internal Workshop (09.00-18.00) 09.00-11.00 Consolidation and preferred option discussion 11.00-12.30 Design Sessions 12.30-13.00 Lunch 13.00-16.00 Design continued 16.00-16.30 Review with stakeholders 16.30-18.00 Finalising Design

13.00-14.30 14.30-14.45 14.45-16.00 16.00-17.00 17.00


Appendix C- “Big Ideas”

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

19


20

Old Market

Appendix D - Live/Work Location Map










Keepandmore “bobbly”road surface“JacobStreet) 

Moremixedhousing –notjust1Ͳ2bed flats



Buildhouseswith parking(underthe building)

Morefamilyhomes withappropriate amenityspace

Keepshopsorloose jobs



Getcounciltodo forwardplanning, nothotchpotch

Newhousingfor families–thereare enough1and2bed flats

Housing Creativeworkable mixedhousingto allowfamiliesto comemoreintothe areatowards dings/St.Philips betweenenterprise zone Verywelldesigned buildingsandmore iconicand astonishing

Lost21pubsin10 years

Redevelop ambulancestation. Mixeddevelopment. developmentand councildepartment  Fullyoccupyoffice buildingjobs(800Ͳ 1000)

Jobs Buildonexisting thirdsectorofficesin theareatocreatea ‘network’community ofcharitywork/third sectorwork

MakeWestStreet backintoatwoͲway street

Transport MakeOldMarket& WestSt.tobemore pedestrianfocused andlessenimpactof traffic.Diversionof throughtrafficto AvonStreet/ NewfoundlandRoad. Changethedesignof theBondStreet roundaboutto reconnectOld Markettocentral Bristol Cycle/pedestrian routeswithoutgoing aroundoneway systemMidland Road/Lawford’s Gate/St.Matthias Park.Needbike racks. Shortstayparkingat GardinerHaskinscar park.Moreparking spaceforresidents andbusinesses Reconfigurebus stopsonOldMarket St.Increasepublic transitlinks throughoutBristol. PedestrianizeSt. MatthiasPark





Bigbillboardofevent onbusstopisland

Healthcentre

Roomsforrenting forbusinesses

Encourageretailto relocateinmain streets

Drugs&booze? Addictsatsallyarmy trinitypoliceetc.

Enhancecommunity &playfacilities LawfordsGate/St. Judes

Facilities Centrefor communitytoaccess information&to empower themselves

ConnectspatiallyOld Markettothecenter andagreatmonument inthemiddle MakemoreofSt. MatthiasPark.Remove roadandextendgrass. 

Placesotherthanjust retailforall ages/people.Noalcohol

Morestreetlightingin sidestreets(notjustthe mainroads)

Improvedidentityplus signage

Trees(pollarded), seating&publicartis neededonOldMarket andWestStreet. Removeblackpostsand bluelights. Spaceoutsideshopsfor onͲstreet displays/chairs/tables (activefrontages)

PublicSpaces Closeweststreetona Saturdaydobigstreet market(PortabelloRd– createfamousmarket forBristol)





Restorearea.Makea historicdestination

Promotehistoric featuresofstreet– tourism/visitors

Selectivedemolition ofnonͲheritage buildings

Strategyfor treatmentofshop fronts

Utilizehistoric buildingswith information/flags/ mapswalksto identifyimportant sitesorbuildingse.g. Jewishgraveyard

Conservationand improvementof settinglandmark buildinge.g.The palace

Heritage RepairNumber19 WestStreetand otherempty buildings.Rebuild Number43&43a OldMarketStreet. Build3Ͳ4storey

EveningPostbuilding –Plans?Couldmake bigdifference dependingwhatitis A“destination” attractiontofeed cafes/restaurants/ shopsetc. Strategyneededto manageoldmarket PR&perceptions Putthemarketback inoldmarket

Abuildingforwhich peoplewillcometo thearea.Museum, artcentre,or learningcentre Create“village” designstatement

Walkinghomeat nightfeelingsafe– lighting?Street enforcementdrunks &drugs&antisocial daybehaviour Strategicplanfor derelictorunused units.Develop GardinerHaskinscar park.Housingand openspace.

Other Givemorepriorityto communityspaces suchasmeeting rooms–event spaces

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

Retailproblem– needofsmallunique shopsandsmallfood outlets Fillshopswith sustainable independent businesses Supermarketofa decentsize(not multiͲstore) 

Looktoregenerate shopsbycreating incentivestoimprove dilapidatedbuildings

Morefoodshopsold market/weststreet/ midlandroad

Cafes–creating jobs/atmospherefor community.Drawing onpeoplefrom outsidearealike GloucesterRoaddoes Encouragecharity shopstoattract individualfeel. Maybeeventually oneͲoffshopswill follow.Needown identity.

Shops Ensureretailunits stayviable(size) planningissue.Viable retailstrategy neededtoattract sustainableretail mix.

Appendix E - Intervention Matrix

21


22

Old Market

Appendix F - Economy


The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

Appendix G - Planning & Housing

23


24

Old Market

Appendix H - Community Facilities, Open Space & Heritage


Appendix I - Transport

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

25


26

Old Market

Appendix J - Bristol Wide Transport


The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

Appendix K - Opportunity Sites

27


28

x Makeiteasyforshops toopen(cutredtape) x EntryintoareaͲsigns, publicart,landscaping x Shopfrontrestoration x Enforce2Ͳ3hour parking x Lighting x Ensurepropersized retailunits x Retainandencourage mixofdevelopedbut affordableshops x Improveedgesaround GHdept.storecarpark andmakeparkingfree intheevening x Conveniencestore(1Ͳ2) includingcommunity (CIC)runsupermarket x Plantingtrees&street furniture x Festival x Streetmarket x Removebusstopsfrom roadcentre x Removeescalatorsat OldMarketroundabout x Removeroundaboutat bothends

x OldMarketupgrade Experiment x Rightturnatweststreet andLawford’sGate x Signageforpedestrian andcyclingroutes x BondSt.deͲcluttering ofsignsandescalators x Reintegrate2way systemincluding parking

x ClarenceRd. reconfigureand urbanize x OldMarketupgrade x TrinityChurchJunction

x humanizeBristolCity RingRoad,BondSt roundabout,& LawrenceHill Roundabout

ShortTerm

MediumTerm

LongTerm

Old Market

Jobs,Shops&Marketing

Transport



CommunityFacilities, PublicSpace,Heritage x Spruceupthestreets onOldMarket&West St. x HaveaweeklyMarket andayearlystreet party x Popupartinshop windows x Needafreecashpoint onOldMarketorWest St.

x Getactivefrontages ontoMidlandRd

x Culture&vibrancyarts andheritage=getold marketheritageintoM shed

x Makepeopleawareof whatwealreadyhave x Differentpartsofthe councilneedtotalkto eachother

Other

x UseEbenezerChapelto  meettheDingsneedfor acommunitycentre x Oldmarket“gherkin” civicsociety

x Widenpavementsfor x DesignGuidefornew trees,taxirank,bike build parking x Policytoretainground floorretail x MakeWestSt.2way x Prioritizefamilyhousing x Signagetocommunity facilities x Improvedlighting& benches

x Capturereportfrom workshoptofeedinto CAAP x Formalcommunity responsetoCAAP optionsdocument x Timetablefordelivery ofNP&agreementon scope x TalkingtoGardiner Haskins&DailyMail aboutNP 

Planning&Housing

Appendix L - Post-it’s Short, Medium & Long Term Actions


Capitalprojects Shortterm x TriallayoutonthebusstopislandsinOld MarketStreet x ReͲinstatetherightturnfromWestStreet toLawford’sGate x DeͲcluttering x Signsandlandscapingatentrancesfrom east,westandCabotCircus x Bettersignageforcommunityfacilities x Streetlighting x Trees,planting x Upgradeshopfronts x Streetfurniture x Publicart,murals? x Morefreecashpoints x ImproveedgesaroundGHdepartment storeandmakeparkingtherefreeinthe evening  Shorttomedium x ReͲinstatetwoͲwayworkinginWestStreet  Mediumterm x RemoveBondStreetescalatorsand footbridges x ClarenceRdreconfigureandurbanise x OldMarketStreetupgradeͲreconfigure busstopislands x TrinityChurchjunctionreconfigure x Taxirank,bicycleparkingandgoods deliveryarrangementinOldMarket x Greenspaces–improvelighting,benches  Longterm x RemovalofLawrenceHillroundabout x HumaniseBondStreetroundabout  

Events Shortterm x Summermarket,experimentwithformat x Communityfestival  Mediumterm x Weeklystreetmarket x Communityfestival 

Otherinitiatives x Setupajointcommunityforumforthe areainclexistinggroups(alsoaspartof preparationforNP) x ConsidersettingupaBID(incl.major employersinthearea),talktootherBIDsin thecity x Activemarketingoftheareathrough MShed,localmedia,lifestylemagazines,TV programmes(buildingrestoration,selfͲ commissionedhousing) x Explorethepotentialforcommunityled enterprise x People’ssupermarketCIC x Temporaryuseofemptyretailspaces (“MeanwhilePlaces”)incl.“Message parlour”

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

Policiesandpricing Shortterm x Captureresultsofworkshopandfeedinto AAP x TalktoGHandDailyMailaboutplansgoing forward x FormalcommunitiesresponsetoCAAP options x TimetablefordeliveryofNPandagree scope x DesignguideasasupplementtoNP(1day workshop?) x Identifysiteoptions,designpolicies,retail protectionandtrafficproposalstofeedinto AAP x EncourageactivefrontagesalongMidland Rdthroughpolicies x Betterplanningenforcement(e.g.prevent proliferationofsubͲstandardretailand residentialunitsandbadlydesignedshop fronts) x Alignplanningandlicensingpoliciesforthe area x ChangeonͲstreetparkingpolicies(from1 hourto3hourstay) x Liftnoticesservedtocarparks x Freeparkingindepartmentstorecarpark intheevening x Encourageabetterbalanceofnighttime anddaytimeactivitiesthroughplanning policiesandDC x Extendbusinessratespolicytocovershell onlypropertiestoo x UseCPOpowerstoacquirederelict propertiesthatblightthearea  Longterm x UseEbenezerChapelinMidlandRdas communitycentre

Appendix M- Recommendations

29


© The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment, 2011

The Prince’s Foundation. President: HRH The Prince of Wales. A Company Limited by Guarantee, Number 3579567. Registered in England and Wales at 22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG. Registered Charity Number 1069969. VAT Number 839 8984 44

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment 19–22 Charlotte Road London EC2A 3SG, United Kingdom E enquiry@princes-foundation.org T +44 (0) 20 7613 8500 F +44 (0) 20 7613 8599 www.princes-foundation.org


Princes Foundation Old Market Quarter