The Guinness Partnership has submitted a full planning application to Bristol City Council to demolish Trinity Road Police Station and build new homes and a new police station in its place.
Avon and Somerset Police have agreed the sale of the site because, in its current form, it no longer meets the needs of the local community, police officers and staff.
The proposed redevelopment will provide 104 high quality one to three bedroom apartments for shared ownership or social rent, to help meet the strong need for affordable housing within the City of Bristol.
Residents living in the new apartments will have access to communal facilities which will include shared courtyard gardens and cycle storage.
Part of the ground floor of the development will be used as a new police station, serving the local community and ensuring the Neighbourhood Policing team continue to have a visible presence in the area.
Ed Barnes, development director at The Guinness Partnership, said: “Our planning application, if approved by the council, will see us delivering much need affordable housing in Bristol as well as a new space to ensure the police can continue to have a local presence.
“We are committed to building new homes and creating communities in Bristol, and across the country.”
During construction, police officers and staff would be temporarily based at nearby locations in Bristol until they can return to the new Trinity Road Police Station.
Avon and Somerset Police assure local residents that they will continue to be active in the area, with the same number of police officers and PCSOs on patrol as usual.
Police and Crime commissioner Mark Shelford said: “I am pleased The Guinness Partnership has submitted plans for a development at Trinity, which will serve as a base for local policing teams and provide a community enquiry office for Bristol East, as well as creating new homes for local people.
“These plans aim to ensure police staff have a refurbished, fit-for-purpose, station and the public have access to an enquiry office as part of the development.
“I know how important it is to residents and local businesses that there continues to be a visible and accessible neighbourhood policing presence in the area.”
Avon and Somerset Police Neighbourhood chief inspector Deepak Kenth said: “We’re committed to keeping a police presence in Trinity, maintaining links with the people who live and work here and continuing our work with them to resolve any issues or concerns they have.
“Staff and officers will be temporarily based at alternative nearby locations in Bristol during the construction of the new station but we want to assure residents they will continue to have access to the local team.
“The same number of officers and PCSOs will be out and about patrolling in the area every day and continuing to work alongside our local residents.”
Subject to a successful planning application, it is intended that work on the site will commence in late Summer 2022, with the scheme completed and ready for occupation in Spring 2024.
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