Planning application for The Galleries redevelopment

The Galleries redevelopment - View from Castle Park

Deeley Freed and LaSalle Investment Management submit planning application for Bristol’s Galleries Shopping Centre Redevelopment

The plans will see the old shopping centre transformed into a mixed-use redevelopment, opening the city centre to Castle Park.

The plans include up to 450 homes, 20% affordable; 10,000sqm of ground floor space for retail, leisure, food and beverage, health, and community uses; modern, highly-sustainable employment space of around 40,000sqm, a 250 room hotel or aparthotel, up to 750 student beds and 1.5 acres of high quality public realm and green space.

Max Freed from Bristol based Deeley Freed said: “We’re delighted to have submitted this planning application after a lengthy pre-application process. This is a vital scheme for Bristol and we’re very thankful to all those who have got involved in the consultation that has been going on for four years.

“This is a once in a generation chance to re-invent, revitalise and modernise such a large part of the city centre. Our vision involves completely transforming this inward-looking, 1980’s shopping centre, making the site more diverse, safe and green. The development opens up the city centre to Castle Park, with a real focus on addressing Bristol’s priorities around housing, health and wellbeing, climate, ecology, tourism and the economy.

“In response to feedback through the planning process, we’ve increased the public open space, incorporated more community space and reduced the height of the tallest element.”

The application is live on Bristol City Council’s planning portal with determination anticipated later this year. 

The shopping centre remains open as usual.