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Filwood Broadway – multidisciplinary design team.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This development is part of the on-going Council House New Build programme and forms part of the Mayor’s ambition to increase council house numbers as part of Project 1000. If this contract is not approved, and LDS are not appointed, this would have implications on the build programme and council house delivery.


Bristol City Council wishes to commission architectural and multidisciplinary services on the Filwood Brodway site in Filwood, Bristol. Constellia have been instructed by Bristol City Council to appoint Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (LDS), to progress RIBA stages 3 and 4a, and to discharge necessary planning conditions. The council is therefore seeking approval to enter into a contract with Constellia, who will in turn subcontract with LDS to deliver the services.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - The scheme was originally being developed by AECOM, with LDS as a subconsultant. AECOM’s appointment came to an end following Detailed Planning Permission being secured. As LDS had carried out the design work for the Planning Permission, there are obvious advantages to retaining their services to develop the detailed design in preparation for entering into a building contract. A comparison of the prices submitted by LDS shows that they are value for money.

Publication date: 20/11/2023

Date of decision: 16/11/2023