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MRP Bristol Limited is proposing to redevelop the former Staples and Nisbets site on Houlton Street, at the bottom of the M32, into a vibrant, new mixed-use development that encompasses build to rent apartments, social and affordable housing, student accommodation, community and leisure space, and quality outdoor public space. 

The plans, which form part of the Frome Gateway Framework, has community at the heart of the scheme, providing a new community hub and permanent home for Trojan.

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On the 25th and 27th June, we held two consultation events with the emerging plans being well received. The consultation is ongoing, and you can find out more about the plans and leave feedback through the links below.

You are welcome to leave comments and submit questions through the interactive map, submitting your comments or by getting in touch directly. You can also register for updates.

The next stage is to develop the plans further ready to submit an application in early Autumn. You can register for updates by clicking the link above.

About MRP

MRP is a privately owned multi-award-winning investment and development company, the property division of McAleer & Rushe, which has operated throughout the UK & Ireland for in excess of 50 years.

With offices in London, Belfast and Cookstown, the company specialises in the development of sustainable, high-quality, mixed-use city centre regeneration projects. At MRP, we believe strongly in embedding social value creation within our developments and are committed to partnering with local authorities and the community to deliver lasting impacts.

Summary of the Proposals

Our vision is create a great place to live and be, maximising the social value and benefits to the city, delivering a range of much needed housing, public and community space, and improved setting. In summary, the scheme includes:

56 (22%) Social & Affordable family homes ranging from one bed to family houses.

200 Build-to-Rent homes of varying size and with associated amenity space.

500 Purpose-built student accommodation beds with amenity space.

Social Value
New community hub with outdoor public space, landscaping and linking to the River Frome.

Key benefits include:

  • New homes including social and affordable homes for Bristol, integrating high-quality design and sustainability principles for the health and wellbeing of its occupants.
  • Delivering new student accommodation in a market which is significantly undersupplied, alleviating pressure on family housing.
  • Helping revitalise the city centre and supporting its long-term economic prospects by attracting more people into the Frome area, to live and work.
  • Improved greening and landscaping on site and enhancing access to existing public green spaces.
  • Provision of a large new community hub across ground and first floor levels.
  • Supporting the Frome Gateway Growth and Regeneration Area.

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