Redevelopment of St Catherine’s Place Gets Underway

'Bristol Res' Blog • 07 June 2018

Launching on 9th June 2018, Catherine’s House is the first phase of a proposed major regeneration of the St Catherine’s Place development. Situated in the hugely popular Bedminster area, these apartments are sure to appeal to professional tenants. The location is ideal, with Bedminster Train Station nearby, regular buses from East Street to the City Centre and beyond, and a 15 minute walk to the Harbourside. Shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are all a short walk from the development too. 

Catherine’s House is the first of 3 proposed buildings that will form a total of 232 homes. The building consists of 54 one and two bedroom apartments located in a 7 storey building. Future plans include redevelopment of a mostly disused shopping centre, introducing a cinema, gym, cafes and office space.

Prices will be from £157,500 for 1 beds which represents a competitive price in what is an popular and vibrant area of the City. We anticipate 1 beds to be renting for £775+ and 2 beds for £950+.

Should you be interested in the development, you can register your interest here

If you would like to discuss the investment potential of St Catherine’s Place, you can contact  Don McKeever Lettings Director.

Further information can be found on the Landlord Zone of our website.

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House prices in Bristol rise the most in last 5 years

New data released from Hometrack has revealed that house prices in Bristol have risen faster than any other major British city in the last five years.
The report monitored the average house price in 20 cities, including Bristol, London, Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge.

The report found that across the 20 cities house price values went up on average by 6.9% annually between 2013 and 2017.  In 2018 there was a slowing of growth – some 2% lower than the preceding four-year average but the surveyed cities still increased by 4.9% on 2017’s figure

Despite the growth slowing in Bristol in 2018 too,  the capital of the South West has, on average, increased 8.9% every year since 2013.  This puts Bristol on top of the 20 cities, even pipping London to the post, which comparatively saw prices go up 8.6%. It means that, in Bristol, the overall average house price has now reached £278,700.

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Bristol Restaurant Casamia is voted number one outside London.

Popular Bristol restaurant Casamia has just taken the top spot in SquareMeal’s annual ‘Top 100’ poll. Ranked number one in the leading restaurant guide’s best venues for 2018, voted for by thousands of readers, bloggers and local foodies, the restaurant has climbed 11 places since 2017.

SquareMeal’s Top 100 is the only poll to exclude London restaurants, allowing the UK’s regional dining scene to truly shine.

Speaking of the restaurant’s latest accolade, Casamia chef-patron Peter Sanchez-Iglesias said: “This is such an amazing achievement for the restaurant and especially important to put it out to the people that something special is going on in Bristol. It makes us really determined for the future that these awards can come with hard work and dedication by the team and that good things do come around.”

Established in 1999, Casamia serves a multi-course tasting menu, influenced by the individuality, multicultural and creative vibes of their home city of Bristol. The restaurant is a family-run business with Peter in the kitchen, his dad Paco running front of house and mum Sue in charge of accounts.

Commenting on Casamia’s win, SquareMeal’s editor Ben McCormack said: ‘’With its 14-course tasting menu, space for just 35 diners, restricted opening hours and contemporary good looks, Casamia is everything you would expect from an ambitious destination restaurant in one of Britain’s most vibrant cities.
”Peter Sanchez-Iglesias is without doubt one of the country’s most creative chefs, but with his restaurant family now including tapas and pizza options next door, he is also one who instinctively knows that eating out is as much about enjoyment as invention.’’

Two other Bristol restaurants are also featured in the top 100 – The Pony and Trap and Bulrush.

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