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Bristol office scheme approved by city planners

Developer MEPC has been given the go-ahead to build three new office blocks around a ruined church at the edge of Castle Park in Bristol.

The development will replace three 1960s buildings with one nine-storey and two eight-storey office blocks, which will also offer ground-level shops and cafes.

Under plans drawn up by architect FCBStudios, the ruined St Mary le Port church tower will also be restored, and three historic city centre streets that were lost during the Blitz will be restored.

MEPC Commercial Director Roz Bird said: “After two years of detailed consultation with local stakeholders in the community, we are delighted that the Development Control Committee voted this afternoon in favour of our application to rejuvenate the St Mary le Port site.

“On behalf of MEPC, I would like to say a huge thank you to Bristol for welcoming us with open arms and for working with us to develop plans that will create a new special and unique district for Bristol – that will bring new independent shops catering for all budgets, attract new visitors interested in the ruins of St Mary le Port Church, and deliver a new attractive office location commensurate with Bristol’s ambitions and climate targets.”

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