City & Country sets new record at the WhatHouse? Awards 2023
City & Country have unveiled a range of new apartments in the Edward VII Wing at The General.
The wing, a significant part of the original hospital, is the last of the original buildings to be restored at the award-winning development.
Designed by George Oatley, the renowned Bristolian architect responsible for the Wills Building, the wing was built in 1912 as an addition to the original hospital where it served as a nurses’ ward. Oatley carried out extensive redesigns and extensions for the hospital between 1886 and 1930.
At the time the Edward VII Wing introduced a very different style to the hospital’s original Italianate buildings that were designed in 1853. It was built using more modern materials of ferrous-concrete and brought a much lighter feel to the site. The wing featured classical detailing in Bath stone and attractive Doric and Ionic curved terraces which remain today.
It is now being comprehensively restored and converted by heritage expert City & Country. The wing stands next to The Iron Foundry, the award-winning new apartment building created by City & Country on the site, and the grandest apartments within the Edward VII Wing feature private terraces overlooking the River Avon. A glazed atrium has also been added to the rooftop of the wing, creating a collection of contemporary homes that provide panoramic views across Bristol.
The apartments overlooking the river feature unique semi-circular living spaces with open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms. These stunning homes boast 180 degrees views and are flooded with natural light.
Suzanne Aplin, Sales and Marketing Director at City & Country, said:
“The Edward VII Wing offers the last opportunity to buy a newly converted apartment within the original historic buildings at The General, so if you love period buildings then it is definitely for you. It’s a fantastic building that includes some absolutely show-stopping apartments. Thanks to its unique design we’ve been able to create a broad range of property sizes within it, ranging from stylish one bedroom homes to grand three bedroom residences.”
Apartments in the first sales release from the Edward VII Wing are priced from £345,000 to £750,000; those priced up to £600,000 are available with Help to Buy.