The landmark J3 development on the M32 in central Bristol is an example of best practice in urban design. Constructing Excellence South West is using J3 for their Bristol based Building for Life 12 training course for the development industry. The City Design Group of Bristol City Council are using J3 as an example of successful collaborative working between all members of the design team at the planning stage of a project.
J3 is a collaborative project between Bristol City Council Library Service, Single Parent Action Network and Knightstone Housing Association. The project regenerated a site which was previously isolated by the road network. It includes 53 one and two bed flats, 6 large family houses, 8 workspace units, community meeting rooms, a library and a crèche. Funding for the project has been provided by the HCA, BIG Lottery and Bristol City Council.