11 December 2020
Telereal Trillium has revealed plans to redevelop the government buildings complex on Flowers Hill and is inviting residents to have their say on the proposals.
The site, which includes the Department for Work and Pensions offices, Driving Test Centre and the Bristol War Room, has been allocated by Bristol City Council in its adopted local plan for housing and business development.
The Department for Work and Pensions exercised its break option and will be relocating to various sites within the locality, as will the Driving Test Centre, which also currently occupies the site, at the end of March next year.
Telereal Trillium is proposing to redevelop the brownfield site to create c160 high-quality homes to meet the growing demand for urban living in Bristol, as well as retaining the Bristol War Room with the view to find a new, long term and sustainable use for the important building.
Sam Rosenkranz, Asset Manager at Telereal Trillium, said: “We are delighted to launch our plans to re-purpose the Flowers Hill site. Earmarked by Bristol City Council, this site is ideally located to secure future growth and housing delivery for Brislington.
“Our plans will look to provide a range of starter homes, family homes and affordable homes to help meet the varied needs of the Bristol community, whilst providing an economic boost as the city looks to recover from the current crisis.”
The Bristol War Room, designed to withstand an atomic bomb to protect the functions of regional government, has been abandoned for a number of years. Telereal Trillium is seeking an appropriate use for the Grade II listed building that it is integrated into the development, as well as maintaining the heritage asset into the future.
Telereal Trillium is seeking feedback from local stakeholders and residents to help shape the proposals. Residents are invited to view the plans and take part in the public consultation by visiting the project website at www.blackboxplanning.co.uk/flowers_hill_consultation.