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All About Docklands Community Centre

We’re a centre that's rooted in the community, providing accessible space to local organisations and individuals.

Docklands Community Centre is Based in St Pauls, Bristol, and has been serving its communities since 1927. We have recently had a refurbishment of the whole centre (in Spring 2021) and can’t wait to welcome you. We offer a range of hireable spaces, permanent offices and a music studio.

Space to Suit Organisations Big or Small

We provide affordable space to support local organisations from small community groups and sports teams to start-up businesses and social enterprises.

One-Off Event and Regular Space Hire

Whether you’re looking for space for a one-off event or a regular weekly meet-up, we’d love to hear from you. You’ll benefit from the help of our friendly team as well as our thoughtfully designed, flexible space options.

Thoughtful Design Showcasing Local Talent

The space has been thoughtfully designed to look fresh and inviting – with a clean white backdrop accented with vibrant yellow and soothing green, guests are welcomed by stunning murals created by local young artists.

We’re a Social Enterprise that Gives Back to Locals

Every penny we generate goes back into our local services including our year-round youth service.

Docklands hosts regular youth sessions from Full Circle and ACE.

Our Vision

We strive to provide high-quality space options at accessible prices, to support local organisations driving community-based initiatives. At Docklands, you’ll get a warm welcome delivered by our experienced team of local residents.

We’re a space that serves the community, is accessible to all and showcases the spirit of our diverse home of St Pauls.

We love to see local talent thrive and are excited to see grass-roots organisations grow at our centre.

All we need is you and your organisation to bring our vision and centre to life – please contact us or pop in for a chat about how we can best serve your needs.

Aspiration Creation Elevation – ACE CIC

Aspiration Creation Elevation empowers disadvantaged young people through ARTS ACTIVITIES, ROLE-MODEL GUIDANCE and INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCES to tackle barriers preventing them from reaching their potential in life. Through their range of projects and programmes, they positively engage young people across inner-city Bristol – providing fun, supportive and empowering outlets that help build skills, confidence and aspirations.

Believing that the best growth happens when working with freedom, they host weekly drop-in sessions at the Music Studio allowing young people to engage in the best way that suits them. This level of provision can often act as the gateway for young people to further their interests in positive activities and progression routes.

Raised in Bristol

Raised in Bristol are a wonderful social enterprise dedicated to providing first-rate nursery care and supporting community organisations across the city.

Invited by Full Circle and ACE, they opened their nursery here at Docklands Community Centre in early 2020. They provide childcare and early years education for children aged 6-months to 5-years-old – but that’s not all they do. We provide a hand for your child to hold as they begin their education. By offering play-led learning in a space that prioritises a nurturing environment with a focus on nature and nutrition, Raised in Bristol help prepare children fully for what’s to come, as they take their first steps towards school.

Full Circle Project

Inspiring younger generations.

Full Circle open up opportunities for young people across the community that they may not otherwise be able to access.

Full Circle is a youth and community organisation based within Docklands supporting the people of St Pauls and inner-city Bristol. With over 30 years of experience working with young people and their families, they are valued in the local community for the positive impact they bring to the area. Their experienced team strive to cater for all interests and abilities through delivering a wide range of services designed to help young people fulfil their potential and broaden their horizons.

Who We're Home To

  • Rethink

    Rethink improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Their goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.

    Visit Rethink Website
  • IC Visual Lab

    IC‐Visual Lab is a Community Interest Company with an artistic orientation towards the social. They apply collaborative and participatory methodologies in the production and dissemination of visual artworks.

    Visit ICVL Website
  • Tusko

    Tusko are a creative agency that use creativity, curiosity and intellect to help purpose-led organisations tell stories. Their mission is to make content-led campaigns that people engage with. They love working with ethical and socially orientated brands with big ideas for positive change.

    Visit Tusko Website
  • Nature Youth Connection Education (NYCE)

    NYCE aims to inspire real change in the lives of city-based youth. They help young people develop skills in the outdoors with the purpose of increasing their awareness of themselves, their environment and their community. The skills developed are useful in many other parts of young people’s lives, ranging from woodworking and foraging to team work and leadership.

    Visit NYCE Website
  • St Pauls Carnival

    Since its beginnings back in 1968, St Pauls Carnival has grown in size and reputation to become one of the UK’s most accessible and inclusive events. Carnival 365 brings the history and heritage of Carnival to communities all year round. Through their Schools Programme and community work, the history and traditions of Carnival bring people together throughout the year.

    Visit St Pauls Carnival Website
  • Imayla

    Imayla offers fun and learning opportunities for young people, families and groups, combining creative arts and environmental activities inspired by the natural environment.

    Visit Imayla Website
  • Talo Community

    Talo is a fresh initiative that inspires to make a big impact to the lives of local people through support in Housing, Employment, Benefits and much more.

    Visit Talo Website
  • Looking for Office Space?

    If you're looking for an office space for your organisation, please contact us to register your interest – we'll talk you through the options available.

    Express Your Interest

We love seeing people across the generations enjoying our centre!

The St Pauls Carnival team recently hosted their first Wellbeing & Digital Inclusion Workshop at Docklands. It aimed to help elders aged 55+ feel comfortable and confident in using technology to access the online world.