The redevelopment of the Vassall Centre is a unique opportunity to provide an innovative, mixed use scheme for the whole community.

Bristol Charities purchased the Vassall Centre in Fishponds early in 2021. Together, we have been developing the vision to transform the centre into a vibrant mixed use, intergenerational development that encourages interaction and promotes a healthy and enriched community through affordable, high-quality homes for both the elderly and families, alongside accessible, contemporary workspace and community facilities.

Working actively with Bristol Charities and other stakeholders from Stage 1, AWW is developing an environmentally responsible, energy efficient design approach aiming for Passivhaus standards and a Net Zero Carbon operational target.

Our design also follows the HAPPI Principles which strive to create space and flexibility, embrace daylight and harness shared spaces.

Our modern, high-quality design will significantly improve the visual appeal of the centre. We are developing plans for landscaped, outdoor space for the use of tenants and residents whilst also reducing barriers and increasing public access through the site. Biodiversity will also be significantly increased including new trees, planting and space for wildlife.

The centre will live and operate within a vibrant community and therefore the phased delivery of the project will be essential. We are carrying out the work in two phases to ensure that the Centre will be able to continue to operate during redevelopment.