Colston’s Primary School new building proposals

A proposal to expand Colston’s Primary school intake by using the site at the bottom of Elmgrove Road was displayed to local residents in November 2013.The site is within safe walking distance of the main school building on Cotham Grove. It is currently intended that the early years will be accommodated on the Elmgrove Road site and children will then move up to the existing school building in Year 2.

The preferred option for the new building has been drawn up following an earlier public consultation earlier in the year. This option locates the building so that the classrooms have direct access to open space at the upper and lower levels of the site. Trees round the site will be preserved and a landscape plan which will be a teaching as well as a play resource is included. The building has been laid out so that the school hall can be used outside school hours by local community groups etc. It is proposed that a planning application will be made in the new year.

The preliminary drawings are displayed below. They are still being worked up and detail changes will be made before the final scheme is submitted for planning decision to Bristol City Council.

Pre Application community involvement discussions have been held with the Redland & Cotham Amenities Society who are the planning group for the area. Discussions about the landscape and specifically the mature trees on the site have also been held with Clive Stevens as RCAS tree rep, BCRNP tree champion and Bristol Tree Forum chairman.

Existing site plan:



02 existing site plan


Proposed site plan:


03 proposed site plan


Proposed ground floor plan:

04 Option 4 ground floor plan

Proposed first floor plan:

05 Option 4 first floor plan

Proposed elevation to Elmgrove Road and section through site:

08 proposed sections and elevation


Proposed highway strategy:


14 highway strategy


Proposed landscape plans:

Colstons Primary School_PresA3 MQ Colstons-EYFS Activities MQ


Colstons-option 1 LQ


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