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, the first and second phases of CARGO, Bristol’s first retail yard made from converted shipping containers, and CARGO Work, which will offer a stand-out, unique Grade A workspace. 

If you have any planning-related queries please contact ABC, consultation co-ordinators on behalf of the Wapping Wharf on 0117 977 2002 or