Brandon Yard final piece of the Harbourside transformation


The scheme looks set to be another beautiful piece of Bristol iconic Harbourside area

On the 27th July, residential developers Acorn Property Group, in conjunction with Galliard, Knight Frank and Savills are launching Brandon Yard, a new waterfront development in Bristol. Located on Anchor road, the scheme will offer 58 homes, including one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Situated opposite Brunel’s ss Great Britain, the development will be the final piece in the regeneration of the northern section of Bristol Harbourside. The site was previously part of the Canon’s Marsh gasworks, which closed in the 1960s and has been derelict since the 1970s. Brandon Yard will include the redevelopment of Grade-II Listed stone buildings, West Purifier House and Engine House, together with a collection of carefully designed new build apartments.

Designed by AWW Architects, the residences will enjoy a rare position on the harbourside with views over the water, plus public realm designed by Matthew Wigan. The site is in close proximity to the cultural highlights of Bristol including the Hippodrome, Colston Hall, and Bristol Museum and art gallery. The University of Bristol is also under a mile away. 

Over the last 40 years Bristol Harbourside has been transformed from a working port and shipping gateway into a new mixed use destination, buzzing with an array of bars and restaurants. The water is lined with original cobbled pathways and various remainders of the area’s industrial heritage – including the impressive cargo cranes from the city’s 1950s trading heyday.

The scheme will not only offer high quality new homes, but also a thoughtfully designed private courtyard for residents and bicycle storage. Enhancements will be made to the harbourside path that runs alongside the site, allowing residents to enjoy the waterside location and access the city centre through cycle paths and walking routes.

Robin Squire, Regional Managing Director of Acorn Property Group’s Bristol office commented, “We are extremely pleased to be developing such a high profile site that has lain redundant for as long as I can remember. We feel we’ve created a new and exciting place to live that will add to the ever increasingly vibrant harbourside.”

Francine Watson, Associate, Knight Frank Residential Development commented, “Brandon Yard presents a rare opportunity to own a waterside property in Bristol – which has recently been named the best place to live in the UK.

“Boasting sensitively restored heritage buildings, a unique position in the harbour, plus easy access into the city centre, we expect the scheme to attract high levels of interest from local buyers, plus those looking to relocate.”

Vicky Dudbridge, Director at Savills commented, “There is huge appetite for this kind of new build and conversion property in Bristol – we have seen this over the last couple of years with the likes of Finzels Reach and the Huller & Cheese development. Brandon Yard offers the opportunity for buyers to secure a slice of the city’s history and a waterside property with access to the very best Bristol has to offer.”

Trains from Bristol Temple Meads reach London Paddington in less than an hour and a half, with electrification due to make this even quicker. The city is therefore ideal for those looking for a family base or second home. Access to London is also easy for commuters via the M4.

Prices at Brandon Yard will start from £300,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank or Savills.

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