City & Country sets new record at the WhatHouse? Awards 2023
The sales office of one of Bristol’s hottest new residential developments has just opened its books. Factory No.1 on East Street in Bedminster offers 271 new apartments created by heritage developers City & Country, the team behind the conversion of The General in Redcliffe. Many of the homes are set within the former HQ of Imperial Tobacco, designed by Sir Frank Wills- noted Victorian architect and a member of the Wills tobacco clan.
Now City & Country is writing a new chapter for the buildings. Consort House and Regent House offer five stylish new apartment blocks designed around attractively landscaped courtyard gardens; Imperial Arcade on East Street will also be restored and transformed into a collection of creative workspaces and new retail premises providing a vibrant mixed-use environment, attracting a range o9f new people to the area. Many of the apartments have retained a wealth of original features, including fireplaces, comincing and plasterwork, as well as large windows and generous ceiling heights.
“For years, Consort House and Regent House were some of Bedminster’s most eye-catching landmarks, paying homage to the city’s great tobacco heritage,” says Suzanne Aplin, Sales and Marketing Director at City & Country. “These buildings became redundant and were falling into disrepair”.
“Having converted The General, we know that Factory No.1 could create a complementary yet affordable range of apartments, while breathing new life into these historic buildings; this is exactly what City & Country is all about.”
“Factory No.1 lies at the gateway to Bedminster- one of Bristol’s most vibrant areas and home to an eclectic range of shops restaurants and bars, just minutes from North Street. The transformation of the historic buildings, including Imperial Arcade, will act as a catalyst for change in the immediate local area, making it a very wise place to invest in and enjoy.”
Prices range from £250k to £675k, with Help to Buy available on homes priced up to £600k.
For more information visit www.cityandcountry.co.uk or call 01173 219 729. The Sales Suite opens 10am, 21 September. The Show home will open this autumn.
An Additional Article on Factory No. 1 is Available to Read Here