Current Application - CARGO Work

Following the completion and success of CARGO 1 & 2, near the Gaol Ferry Steps end of the Wapping Wharf site, the latest proposal coming forward is for the plot on the corner of Wapping Road and Cumberland Road, near the Louisiana Pub, which was formerly occupied by the J S Fry Warehouse.

The plan is to restore and retain the existing listed walls and build a further CARGO style development of shipping containers on the land within the walls for co-working office accommodation.

Umberslade would like to share this proposal with those living and working in the area prior to finalising the scheme and submitting a Reserved Matters Planning Application and a Listed Building Consent Application.

You can view the CARGO Work proposals here.

We would welcome your feedback before the scheme is finalised and the planning applications are submitted. If you would like to make any comments please complete the online survey by Friday 4 May.

Once the applications have been submitted to Bristol City Council the full suite of planning documents will be available to view online at, following links to the planning portal. You will also be able make any formal comments as part of the statutory consultation process.

If you have any further queries about this consultation please contact:
Avril Baker at ABC on 0117 977 2002 or email


In June 2006 Bristol City Council approved a masterplan for Wapping Wharf to create a range of new homes, local shops and services, linking the existing residential community of Southville and the city centre. It also includes the retention and restoration of a number of key listed buildings which will enhance the City Docks Conservation Area and pave the way for new public spaces and routes through to the water’s edge.

Since then, separate planning applications have been drawn up and submitted to the Council as each element of the overall scheme has been brought forward for development.

Approved applications

To date, consents have been granted for phases one and two of the development, the improved public realm and access arrangements along Museum Street, and the first and second phases of CARGO, Bristol’s first retail yard made from converted shipping containers.

Future applications

Details of any further planning applications will be posted on this page when being consulted on, before being submitted to the Council.

After submission, a link will be provided to the planning portal where you can see the application documents and make any comments. If you have any planning-related queries please contact ABC, consultation co-ordinators on behalf of the Wapping Wharf on 0117 977 2002 or