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Brabazon Masterplan
Brabazon Masterplan - aerial view

Brabazon is a new neighbourhood for Bristol, putting the historic 142 ha Filton Airfield site back into use.

Catering to critical demands for more housing, more urban living and more employment, our low carbon masterplan outlines a high density, sustainable, new city district, with the YTL Arena Bristol at its heart.

The revised masterplan increases the density and variety of uses, to make the most of the potential and location of the site. It accommodates the peaks and troughs of people flows and transport demands related to the Arena, as well as the expectations and safety of visitors and residents.

Key Information

Sector: Masterplanning & Urban Design, Masterplanning & Urban Design

Client: YTL Developments (UK) Ltd

Location: Bristol

Size: 142 ha

Brabazon Masterplan

A walkable neighbourhood

Planned on a framework of 15-minute neighbourhoods, the masterplan’s sense of place and identity is very much shaped by its  public spaces.

Two kilometres of pedestrian and cycle routes link a series of linear parks and gardens, as well as a destination park that follows the line of the runway, a sports hub and central, landmark lake. The phased growth of Brabazon is linked to key sustainable travel milestones to lower car usage.

The masterplan will see Brabazon grow to over 6,000 new homes of every type and tenure and for every generation, from rental apartments to flats for first-time-buyers, open-market houses and properties for retirement living. There will be up to 2,000 beds for student accommodation, while high-quality affordable homes will make up 26.5% of properties, equating to over 1,700 houses and apartments of which Phases 1 and 2 are already underway.
Crucially, the plans are based on a flexible framework so that development is phased alongside improved transport links. Three reviews stages are built into the approval to ensure that the number of homes built at Brabazon can only increase in line with the additional transport connections and community facilities needed to support those homes.


Masterplan Architect
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Masterplan Architect (Stage 1)
JRDV Urban International
Grant Associates
Landscape Architect (Stage 1)
SWA Group
Momentum Transport
Integrated Security Consultants Limited
Civil Engineer
Jubb Consulting
Place Making & Culture
Transport Planning
Phil Jones Associates
Ecology Consultant
Wessex Water
Principal Designer
Chase Consulting Ltd
Method Consulting LLP
Lighting Designer
Landscape Designers
Grant Associates
Cost Consultant
Turner & Townsend
000-Outline: Transport
Momentum Transport

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