Queen Square Association
Welcome to Queen Square and the Queen Square Association. This website provides detailed information about the history and successful restoration of the square and presents current management arrangements and public consultation activities. There is an event programme, with opportunities for local sponsorship, and information about the role and work of the partnership between the Queen Square Association and Bristol City Council.
Recently restored with the help of Heritage Lottery funding, it homes upwards of seventy successful businesses, as well as providing a venue for, among other things, music and outdoor theatre events.
The Queen Square Association, formed in June 1999, is a registered charity composed of interested residents and occupants of the Square. It was formed by Metcalfes Solicitors, in conjunction with Lipfriend Dawson (now Colliers CRE) and Osmond Tricks.
Its aims are: protecting; maintaining; repairing; beautifying; restoring and advancing the historical value of Queen Square for the benefit of its members and those visiting Bristol, and has the responsibility of raising funds along with the help of lottery funding.
The Association's objects also include such charitable purposes for the general benefit of the inhabitants of the City of Bristol for which provision is not made from public rates and taxes as the Trustees shall think fit.
The Association also recognises that an improved environment can be highly beneficial to the businesses situated on the Square.
Nowadays, the Association has a wider brief, providing a mechanism for Bristol City Council and event planners, who want to use the square, to communicate and consult with its occupants. The Association strives to promote and enhance business-business cross-selling within the Square and to generally promote it as a centre of excellence for the range of services provided by its occupants.