Proposals for new student residences in the grounds of Hiatt Baker Hall
The proposed development of these new student residences will provide approximately 327 additional bedrooms across 12 new student blocks as well as a new wardens accommodation block. The development is located within the Hiatt Baker campus at the site of the existing wardens' accommodation; senior tutors' accommodation and car parking areas. The new development will also provide a hierarchy of new public spaces including a main student square around which the cluster blocks will sit and smaller courtyards. A new roadway into the site from Parry's Lane will lead to a transport hub, providing greater opportunities for students to use public transport services.
The University provides guaranteed accommodation for certain categories of its full time student body. The majority of these are first years but also include those participating in the International Foundation Programme and international postgraduate students. As we are seeing a gradual growth in both home and overseas students, the need for more bed spaces in these types of accommodation is becoming crucial to the University's growth. The extension to Hiatt Baker Hall will provide for a high number of bed spaces from the anticipated shortfall for 2014.
The University has set a BREEAM target of 'Excellent' for this scheme for both design and construction. In response to Bristol City Council's set target for provision of renewable energy within the scheme, the following ideas are being considered:
The proposed accommodation has been designed as a number of separate blocks, split between cluster blocks of ten en-suite bedrooms with full disabled access and townhouses of twelve bedrooms with shared bathrooms. All new accommodation will be self-catered with shared kitchen facilities. Covered cycle parking as well as launderette facilities will be provided in the undercrofts of the cluster blocks.
The updated site plan for Hiatt Baker as approved by planning
Initial ground works have started on site and are progressing well.
Foundations are being laid for the new accommodation blocks
The car parking survey report (PDF, 6.5Mb) for Stoke Bishop is now complete.
The Public Art Strategy specific for Stoke Bishop has now been adopted (PDF, 14.6Mb)
In addition Bristol City Council has now approved the Car Parking Management Plan as part of the Hiatt Baker planning consent (Zip 9.56Mb)
The latest newsletter is available now (PDF, 773Kb)
A first round of public consultation took place in November 2011. Comments and feedback from this consultation together with input from the City Council and other key stakeholders has helped inform the next stage in the development of the proposals. Further site investigations and highways studies have also been carried out to support the ongoing design and planning work.
Summary report from the first round of consultation (PDF, 1.6Mb)
This exhibition shows how the team has responded to issues raised in the previous consultation and how the scheme has progressed.
Summary report from the second round of consultation (PDF, 1.01Mb)
A statement of Community Involvement (PDF, 1.87Mb) has been drawn up by Avril Baker Consultancy which outlines the purpose of the consultation and brings together the outcomes from both rounds.
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Avril Baker Consultancy has been appointed as an independent facilitator to organise a programme of public consultation on behalf of the University and its project team.
If you have any queries, or would like to be kept informed about the progress of this project, please provide your contact details.
Avril Baker Consultancy
Tel: 0117 977 2002
Capital Projects Officer - Karen Harbinson
Updated 9 May 2013 by Estates
University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TH, UK. Tel: +44 (0)117 928 9000