Bristol is the UK’s eighth-largest city by population and has established itself as one of the country’s leading centres in financial services and digital industries. Just 90 minutes from London, Bristol is well connected to the rest of the UK by road, rail and air.
The city has joined forces with neighbouring Bath to promote the region’s ambitions for inward investment, identifying six enterprise zones as focal points for regeneration.
The Cities Outlook 2015 report by Centre for Cities revealed that Bristol is in the top ten cities for growth in number of businesses, as well as for growth in number of new homes, with 9.8% more of the latter between 2004 and 2013.
Among the most high-profile residential schemes of recent years, Crest Nicholson’s Harbourside redevelopment, was recently completed having brought a significant number of new homes to a revived city centre location.
Bristol City Council has identified five Neighbourhood Planning Areas: Old Market Quarter and Redcliffe Way in the centre and Lockleaze, Lawrence Weston and Knowle West further out. These plans cover the provision of new housing together with the provision of other local amenities.
Urban & Civic – Bridge Quay
Buyers seeking property with waterside views will be spoilt for choice with the launch of Bridge Quay. The first new homes development to launch in Bristol city centre in 2015, the waterside scheme of 59 apartments offers contemporary living with enviable views of the floating harbour.
Developer Urban and Civic has transformed this landmark building, reconfiguring the layout to form 33 one- and 26 two-bedroom apartments.
Adam Pratt development director of Urban and Civic’s Bristol office, explains: “This is a great building in a fantastic location and we wanted the design and finish of the whole building to reflect this. We have also invested in its sustainability credentials and are incorporating roof-mounted solar panels, high levels of insulation and energy efficient lighting.”
The development is being marketed by Savills and Ocean.
To find out more visit www.bridgequay.co.uk ; 0117 980 0304
Taylor Wimpey – The Meadows, Keynsham
Homeowners who reserve selected plots at this in-demand development can take advantage of the leading housebuilder’s Part Exchange scheme, which means they will receive an agreed offer price for their existing property, based on the average of independent professional valuations.
Charlie Joseph, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “Instead of worrying about selling their current home, customers who use the stress-free Part Exchange scheme at The Meadows can rest assured that they have a cash buyer so there’s no worry about their side of the property chain collapsing.
There’s a selection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom properties currently available at The Meadows with prices starting from £169,000.
Find out more at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk ; 0117 244 8214.
City & Country – The General
In Autumn 2014, multi-award-winning heritage developer and WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year City & Country opened the doors to The General – the landmark conversion of the former Grade II Bristol General Hospital.
The character-filled homes are situated in the Grade II listed buildings of the former hospital, which played an important role in the community for many years. An exclusive and partially gated community, The General provides the perfect city centre retreat; minutes from the heart of Bristol, yet far enough to offer an oasis and retreat when needed.
This one-bedroom, second floor mezzanine apartment, priced at £315,000, features contemporary, matt handle-less linear kitchens from Ballerina, Neff stainless steel appliances and a luxurious bathroom by Laufen.
To find out more visit www.cityandcountry.co.uk ; 0117 92 55 333
Taylor Wimpey – Lyde Green, Emersons Green
Prospective purchasers can choose from a selection of three- and four-bedroom homes, priced from £290,000, at this sought-after development. The government-backed Help to But scheme is available to first-time buyers and those moving from another home.
All Taylor Wimpey homes are completed to a high standard specification and are backed by a two-year Taylor Wimpey warranty and a 10-year guarantee from the National House-Building Council.
With excellent local amenities and easily accessible transport links, Lyde Green will in time benefit from new areas of leafy parkland, schools, commercial properties, leisure facilities and local shops and services on the doorstep as the wider Emersons Green East Urban Extension is constructed.
Find out more at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk ; 0117 332 2602.
Lovell – Repton Grange, Brentry
Lovell is set to launch its Repton Grange development in Brentry, north Bristol, on 30 May. The developer says enquiries are coming in thick and fast for this new development of one- and two-bedroom apartments and two-, three- and four-bedroom houses.
“We have homes that are a perfect match for every buyer, from families to young professionals, in a location which offers great access to central Bristol and the M5 / M4 corridor,” says Lovell field sales manager Julie Bowen.
To find out more visit lovellnewhomes.co.uk ; 0117 321 5690
Collegiate AC – Water Lane Apartments, Bristol
Water Lane Apartments provide exceptional student living accommodation in a tranquil location within Bristol. These beautiful en-suite studio apartments have luxury high-specification Corian kitchens, flat-screen TVs and double beds, offering a sophisticated living solution for students.
Wonderful facilities provided include a private gym, on-site cinema, free high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi, private dinner party room, residents club lounge area, garden terrace, a choice of quiet study areas and 24-hour security and CCTV.
To find out more visit www.collegiate-ac.com ; 01235 250 140.
Crest Nicholson – Highbrook Park, Harry Stoke
Highbrook Park is set in the parish of Stoke Gifford, and benefits from excellent transport links to the M4, M5 and M32 motorways, as well as nearby Parkway Station, making it the perfect base from which to explore Bristol’s many attractions, the wider South West and on to London.
Prices at Highbrook Park, using Help to Buy, currently start at £447,996 for a five-bedroom detached ‘Trent’ house.
The on-site sales and marketing suite is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Find out more at www.crestnicholson.com/highbrookpark ; 0845 894 3215