Hundreds of new jobs and 260 new homes at the Fishponds factory move to Yate

A Bristol-based packaging company has outlined plans to move to a new factory in Yate, create 100 new jobs and build 260 new homes at its current location.

Graphic Packaging International says its 1930s factory on Filwood Road in Fishponds is no longer fit for purpose. The company obtained planning permission 12 years ago to demolish it and build new houses there, but was unable to find a suitable location in or around the city to move to at the time, so it never moved.

But now the company has found a new site, in the Great Western Business Park, and says that moving there will trigger an expansion that will create 100 jobs in the medium term. And the firm’s bosses have revealed what they would like to do with the current site of the factory, with plans revealed for 260 new houses.

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The GPI site on Filwood Road is one of three industrial sites in the heart of Fishponds that are coming together for major urban regeneration – clearing out factory units and building new housing in their place. The general project was presented for the first time by bristol live last week – read more about that here – but now, more detailed plans for one of the three sites have been revealed, along with plans for the company to relocate seven miles south to Gloucestershire.

GPI workers have been briefed on the proposed move – it has been on the cards for a long time since the company first obtained planning permission for new homes in 2012. That planning permission has now expired, so that a new planning application is being submitted, for 260 new homes. houses

Two-thirds of the new homes – around 175 – would be two-, three- or four-bedroom homes, and the rest, between 85 and 90, would be apartments.


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