New apartments for sale in Bristol at Factory No.1, Bedminster

Our Sales Suite is open, contact our Sales Executives to book an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to Factory No.1. Please rest assured we have a number of precautionary measures in place to ensure your safety and that of our staff – these measures go over and above the government guidelines.


Factory No.1 is a new and exciting residential development located at the gateway to Bedminster, formerly the first tobacco factory of W.D and H.O Wills.

A new chapter has started, with urban homes being crafted from the former factory’s historic buildings alongside five new apartment buildings. Apartments in Consort House are ready for immediate occupation and the new build apartments in Tobacco Store will be ready for occupation this summer.

Comprising stylish 1 and 2 bedroom converted and newly built apartments set around a beautiful terraced courtyard together with a range of restored retail units and workspaces, Factory No.1 offers the best of Bristol city living.

The imposing façades of Consort and Regent House boast generous ceiling heights and many original features. These buildings have been imaginatively designed to accommodate a range of new apartments, while the stylish new apartment blocks either surround or are set within the landscaped central courtyard.

All properties at Factory No.1 are perfectly designed for modern living and working from home. Residents have access to Open Fibre Networks which provide up to 300mbps to their home. This infrastructure in place ensures high speed and reliable internet access, enabling residents to perform multiple online tasks simultaneously.

Help to Buy available**

Properties priced up to £600,000 are available with Help to Buy; the Government backed scheme which enables buyers to purchase with a 5% deposit, 20% Government loan and 75% mortgage**. Enquire today to find out more.

**Terms and conditions apply.

Properties for Sale at Factory No.1, Bristol


  • Factory No.1

    Our Sales Suite is open, contact our Sales Executives to book an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to Factory No.1. Please rest assured we have a number of precautionary measures in...


Factory No.1, Bristol - Property Development Interior Design

  • General

    Factory No. 1 offers light-filled interiors which have been expertly designed and specified to complement the style and architecture of the buildings. All apartments have a fully inclusive...

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    Kitchens feature different textures and contrasting tonal finishes to create an interesting and cohesive design. Using burnished brass sleek handles, wood and matt finishes to kitchen doors, with...

  • Bathrooms

    There are two exciting yet different specifications for the bathrooms. Every apartment will feature one bathroom in a gold and charcoal black theme, with its textured towel radiators, matt black...

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    All living areas have oak engineered flooring and bedrooms benefit from 100% wool carpets. Where fitted wardrobes are included, they are in a warm bronze mirrored finish to reflect light from the...



  • Landscaping

    Created to conceal the parking areas beneath, a series of raised terraces which sit between the original and new buildings consist of fine lawns, ornamental planting, hedges and several species of...

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    There is allocated parking to many apartments, together with the provision for electric charging points. The development also encourages a safe, car-free lifestyle with both Bedminster Arcade and...

  • Concierge

    The Managing Agent, Warwick Estates, provides services relating to the day-to-day running of Factory No.1. Along with an on-site concierge* they will ensure that all communal areas are kept clean...


History of Factory No.1, Bristol Development



  • 1786

    W.D. and H.O. Wills was founded in 1786 and its rich history makes for a compelling and interesting place to live. Located on the site of what was once a medieval hospital and then a tannery, the building is better known for being the first factory of tobacco importers and manufacturers, W.D & H.O Wills. The brothers moved their business from its premises in Redcliff Street to its first factory in Consort House (Factory No. 1).

  • 1884

    W.D and H.O. Wills first shop was located in Castle Street in the centre of Bristol. Factory No.1 was built between 1884 and 1886 by Sir Frank Wills, utilising red Cattybrook brick, limestone and slate and continues to be one of Bedminster’s most recognisable landmarks. Initially, the factory was constructed fronting onto Bedminster Parade, bounded to the west by the rear of properties fronting onto Lombard Street, to the north by Brook Street, and to the east by a timber yard.

  • 1886

    Prior to the construction of the Wills Tobacco Factory, the site was occupied first by the medieval St Catherine’s Hospital that was founded in the thirteenth century and, later, by a Tannery that was demolished to make way for the Tobacco Factory. Known as Wills Factory No. 1, the factory opened in 1886 and covered approximately 1.75 acres and included the street frontage that, today, forms Consort House.

    in 1886, celebrating the move with a high tea in the Cigar Room for all 900 employees. Famously both non-smokers, William Day Wills and Henry Overton Wills II were pioneers of the cigarette card used in packaging and were the first UK company to mass-produce cigarettes.

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  • 1901

    Their successful business launched many popular cigarette brands including Woodbine and Capstan. Towards the end of the 19th century and in response to challenges from the American Tobacco Company, W.D & H.O Wills joined forces with 12 other family-run tobacco manufacturers including John Player & Sons and Lambert & Butler. The Imperial Tobacco Company (Great Britain and Ireland) Limited was formed in 1901 (although the companies continued to trade under their own names) and Regent House became the company headquarters. 

  • 1908

    The factory continued to expand throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and, in 1908, following the amalgamation of Wills with 12 other British tobacco manufacturers, Regent House was constructed as the headquarters of the resulting Imperial Tobacco Company. 

  • 1970

    Tobacco products continued to be manufactured at Factory No. 1 until the late 1970s when both production and Imperial Tobacco’s headquarters were transferred to the Lakeshore building in Hartcliffe.

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  • 1988

    By the turn of the 20th century the housing along Brook Street had been demolished and the factory had expanded to the north and northeast. The Wills Tobacco Factory closed in 1988 and the buildings were largely demolished, retaining the Grade II Listed facades fronting onto Bedminster Parade and Lombard Street, the internal structures replaced by modern offices

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  • 2014

    City & Country purchased Factory No.1 on 28th November 2014

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Factory No.1
East Street Bedminster

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Local Area


Located on East Street, Factory No.1 lies at the gateway to Bedminster, minutes from North Street and in the heart of city life. In recent years the area has created a name for itself as a hub for creativity and artists and the area has a distinctive bohemian character. The Upfest Gallery on North Street is Bristol’s longest running urban art gallery and most years it hosts UPFEST, Europe’s largest street art festival. There is no shortage of places to eat, shop and hang out in Bedminster: a short walk away is North Street with its collection of independent shops and eateries.

East Street itself offers an assortment of shops perfect for all your grocery needs. Just across the road is the summer hotspot Victoria Park. whilst Bedminster Station is a short walk away, where funding is in place to reopen a direct line to Portishead.

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Famed for its liberal and at times rebellious nature, Bristol is a city that refuses to be easily characterised. Culture can be found in abundance, from creative galleries along the harbourside including M Shed and The Arnolfini, to the international music and entertainment venue of Colston Hall within the city centre. World class shopping can be found at Cabot Circus, one of the UK’s largest shopping centres, whilst the city’s cosmopolitan streets are lined with independent and boutique outlets.

It is hard to walk very far without spying a conspicuous work of art by Banksy – Bristol’s world-famous street artist - whose provocative works have come to form the cultural spine of the city. A thriving nightlife scene is supported by numerous restaurants, bars and cafes, from international groups to independent start-ups.

Restaurants serve wide ranging cuisine, including Caribbean influences on Gloucester Road and the ubiquitous delights of Pieminster on Stokes Croft, one of Bristol’s home-grown establishments. World-class dining can be found north of the river at The General, whilst the refined café culture of Clifton provides a more peaceful way of life.


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