'Bristol Res' Blog • 23 March 2018
Launching on 7th April 2018, Guild Heritage House is the latest new development to be introduced to the Bristol market. Situated on a quiet street in the hugely popular Old Market area of the City, we are confident these apartments will appeal to professional tenants. Equidistant to Temple Meads Train Station and the shops, restaurants and offices of the City Centre, this development is in a superb location.
The development consists of 20 studio, one and two bed apartments. Small scale developments such as this are always hugley popular with the rental market with exclusivity and privacy being offered. Prices will be from £140,000 for a studio which represents a competitive price in what is an popular and vibrant area of the City. We anticipate studios to be renting from £725+, 1 beds from £800+ and 2 beds from £1000+ (more specific rents available when the apartments are launched).
Originally built in 1913, Guild Heritage House was the first buidling in England to be constructed for use for disabled people. Built by a charitable organisation called The Guild for Brave Poor Things. This organisiaton provided education for physically diasabled children to afford them the same opportunities as other children of the time.
Should you be interested in attending the launch day, you can email Harry Renshaw- Smith of Savills for further information.
If you would like to discuss the investment potential of Guild Heritage House, you can contact Don McKeever Lettings Director.
Further information can be found on the Landlord Zone of our website
Location of Bristol Arena still in the balance
A council meeting was held on Tuesday evening to discuss the latest delay to hit the 12,000 seater Bristol Arena scheme – where to build it !
After 15 years and £9 million of feasibility studies on the Temple Meads site an alternative location was proposed late last year. The Brabazon Hanger, which is part of the now disused Filton Airfield, is owned by YTL a Malaysian Investment Company. YTL have come forward with a proposal to privately build the arena inside the Hanger.
There was an overall feeling of public support for the Temple Meads location with a 5,000 signatory petition handed in at the council meeting and the Councillors voting 34 to 12 in favour of Temple Meads. Mayor Martin Rees though who is waiting for the results of the ‘value for money assessment ‘ he commissioned last year said ‘’you’re having this debate without key facts, without a full understanding of the current situation, which I wish I could share but is subject to commercial confidentiality.”
It has been confirmed that the final decision on the location for the arena will be announced by the Mayor at the council cabinet meeting on the 1st May. For further thoughts on the pros and cons of each location click here.
Being Brunel – opens today
Opening for the first time in buildings that are replicas of the Great Western Dockyard, Being Brunel aims to put the SS Great Britain in its original dockyard context before plunging visitors into the engineer’s former home in London and offices in Bristol, a main room based on the Great Exhibition of 1851, and then that journey into his mind via the ear canal of his massive head.
Being Brunel explores the life and legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It brings together for the first time the world’s most significant collection of one of engineering’s greatest minds.
The attraction that is based alongside the SS Great Britain on Bristol’s floating harbour is bound to be bring even more visitors to our city centre. Click here to find out more about Being Brunel