St Catherine’s Place, Bedminster,

Transformation of the existing St Catherine’s Place Shopping Centre.


Client: Firmstone Developments and Consortia Developments

271 new homes across the site including a 22 storey tower

Creation of a new community focused environment including high quality public realm, new shops, restaurants and boutique cinema.

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Leslie Jones Architecture has led the masterplan for the comprehensive mixed-use redevelopment of St Catherine’s Place in Bedminster.


Only a 15 minute walk from the centre of Bristol, this aspiring town has been highlighted as a key area for growth by Bristol City Council.  Sitting at the heart of the development area is St Catherine’s Place forming a pivotal role in defining the town’s direction and ambition.  

The first phase provides new homes through the permitted development of St Catherine’s House which is now complete. This includes a two storey extension and façade refurbishment to set the tone of the forthcoming development.


The next phase which has been submitted for planning delivers a 22 storey residential tower providing 208 apartments with fantastic views over Bristol and Windmill Hill. The integration of town centre apartments into an area with sensitive context and challenging sales values has been achieved with careful consideration to material selection and efficient design.


The development will benefit from a fully refurbished retail environment with new cafes, restaurants and a boutique cinema and in many ways typifies the opportunity that failing retail centres present to our town and city centres for much needed and appropriate regeneration.