Factory Number One Launch Announced

Uncategorised • 19 July 2019

Factory Number One is set to launch in Autumn 2019, with investors being encouraged to register their interest early. The launch has been announced with some soft marketing of 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments.

This development comes off the back of the hugely successful conversion of The General Hospital on the Harbourside by City & Country. This developer is renowned for their high specification developments and expertise with conversions of old buildings into new homes. The development will be made up of the conversion of Consort House & Regent House, along with new build known as Tobacco Store and will provide 247 homes when complete.

Factory Number One was designed in the 1880’s and was the first Tobacco Factory of W.D and H.O wills. Consort House & Regent House provided the office space for the factory’s operation. The Wills’ were an important employer in Bristol at the turn of the twentieth century. They had several factories producing cigarettes and other tobacco based products in various locations around the City. Following the closure of the factories in the late 1980’s, some were demolished and others re-purposed.  Factory Number One has since been used as offices and the ground floor is home to various retailers while it awaits it’s redevelopment.

Current marketing suggests there will be apartments priced from £250k-£365k. We would anticipate high demand from quality professional tenants for a development of this type and location and so would recommend making further enquiries with Savills who are currently marketing the development.

The marketing can be found here which will include contact details for Savills.


Bristol Harbour Festival kicks off today

250,000 people are expected to attend the annual HarbourFest weekend with a program of events running from 19th-21st July.

The festival was first launched 48 years ago to celebrate Bristol’s rich maritime history. Today it boasts a variety of entertainment with tall ships, music stages, dance areas, food markets, circus acts and much more on offer.

While many festivals are confined to one place, Harbourfest spans all the way from Welshback to the SS Great Britain, taking in Castle Park, Queen Square and Millennium Square, making it the largest festival to be held within the City boundaries.

Highlights for parents with babies in arms is the Baby Racing located in the Circus Playground; toddlers can enjoy meeting Hibiscus & Gladys – the man size sloths; while teens and adults alike are spoiled for choice with music, activities and food.

A full schedule of events can be found on the Harbour Festival website via this link

UK’s Largest Brown Bear Exhibit to Open in Bristol 

Bears and wolves will roam British woodland together for the first time in centuries as Bear Wood is set to open on 25th July. 

Bristol’s Wild Place Project is already home to an array of wildlife including Zebra, Giraffes, Lemurs, Baboons and various other species. The multi million pound Bear Wood project has been years in the making and will see the introduction of four European brown bears, five European grey wolves, two Eurasian lynx and two wolverines.

Dr Justin Morris, chief executive of Bristol Zoological Society commented: “Bear Wood tells the story of the UK’s ancient woodland and the charismatic species that once inhabited it – now brought back in one spectacular immersive experience – We hope Bear Wood will also inspire visitors about the woodland and wildlife we have left, encouraging them to protect what remains.”

The facility will include a viewing den with floor to ceiling glass and a raised wooden walkway giving people an aerial view from 4 metres above the ground.

More detail including a computer generated walk through can be found here.