New homes for sale in Bristol at The General.

The General, located in Bristol and just a short walk from the city centre and Bristol Temple Meads, offers stylish converted character homes within the original listed buildings     Many of the apartments benefit from water facing or courtyard views, allocated parking and lift access. Contemporary brand new properties with light, modern interiors can be found in The New Yard. All properties at The General are perfectly designed for modern living and working from home, as every apartment is fitted with hyperoptic broadband. This provides residents with the flexibility of choosing their broadband package to ensure their broadband requirements are met. 

Our Sales Suite is open, contact our Sales Executives to book an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to The General. 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.


  • Winner at the 2018 Bristol Civic Society Design Awards
  • Highly Commended for 2018 Evening Standard Awards for Best Large Development
  • Winner of 2017 Michelmore's Property Awards - The General - Heritage Project of the Year
  • Silver for 2017 WhatHouse? Award for Best Apartment Scheme 
  • Winner for 2017 Evening Standard New Homes Awards for Best Out of London Home

When complete The General will be home to a collection of 205 one to four bedroom new and converted apartments and houses. The character-filled new homes, situated in the Grade II listed buildings of the former Bristol General Hospital will include a converted chapel, triplex apartments with glazed upper floors and a penthouse apartment located in the unique octagonal tower, with views across the city to the Somerset countryside. The reinstatement of the original roofscapes and balconies will provide many of the apartments with their own terraces.

This extensive mix of properties, all set around a restored central courtyard, many with views of the waterfront, combine to offer a wide range of homes. An exclusive and partially gated community, The General provides the perfect city centre retreat; minutes from the bustling Bristol city centre, yet far enough to offer an oasis and retreat when needed.

At lower street level there are also a collection of commercial properties which have been deliberately included within the masterplan to aid investment, economic growth and vitality within the immediate area with Michelin starred restaurant Casamia and Paco Tapas and a new dental surgery The Practice  now all open.

New Build Developments in Bristol


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    The General

    The General, located in Bristol and just a short walk from the city centre and Bristol Temple Meads, offers stylish converted character homes within the original listed buildings   ...


The General, Bristol - Property Development Interior Design

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    The General juxtaposes modern interior specifications with the character of a listed building with stylish interior finishes offering a stark contrast to the Italianate Classicism of the buildings,...

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    The General offers a selection of bespoke luxurious kitchens with integrated appliances, which have been individually designed with a mixture of finishes to suit. 

  • Bathrooms

    The General residents enjoy modern bathrooms, which are both contemporary and understated, featuring soft colours with clean, luxurious finishes. All bathrooms benefit from stylish high quality...



  • Communal Facilities

    The General offers a peaceful and tranquil retreat from the busy city. The attractive courtyard with its beautifully restored water fountain and elegant landscaping provides an oasis for all residents...

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    Management Company

    The management company at The General provides services relating to the day-to-day running of the development. They ensure; alongside the on-site concierge, that all communal areas are kept clean and...


History of The General, Bristol Development

Bristol General Hospital began life in 1832, housed in modest dwellings in Guinea Street between the Redcliffe and Bedminster Parishes. The new facilities were the initiative of a group of local Quakers who were appalled at the lack of health provision for the growing industrial poor of Bedminster and Redcliffe and in the early days only local residents were allowed access to treatment.


  • 1830's

    The early 1830's were a time of great social change in most English cities and Bristol was no exception. Political unrest erupted with the Bristol Riots of 1831 where residents demanded the right to vote and the big health issue of the day was the containment of the deadly cholera epidemics. Both these issues were to influence, indirectly, the growth of the General Hospital.

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  • 1858

    Bristol General Hospital first opened its doors on the site in 1858 making a grand statement with its Italianate stonework and French Renaissance rooftops. The new hospital cost £28,000, with much of the funding coming from local workers, who gave a penny a week towards building and running costs.

  • 1873

    The original building began as two four-storey blocks joined by a central tower with one block facing Bathurst Basin and the other the New Cut. In 1873 the northern block was extended and in 1886 a new nurses’ home was wrapped around the corner to Guinea Street. The nurses’ home was subsequently extended again in 1907. These four phases largely represent the work of W.B Gingell, a local architect known for his elegant warehouses and churches, Henry Crisp, another local man, and his protégé, George Herbert Oatley, Bristol’s most renowned architect and Knight. From 1915 Oatley built the Chapel and King Edward VII Wing, a tour de force in reinforced concrete.

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  • 1900's

    Following the addition of a nurses’ accommodation block to the east of the site in 1925, the final expansion took place in 1931 with the construction of the William Lloyd Unit on Commercial Road.

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    During WWII the Hospital suffered severe bomb damage which all but destroyed the mansard roof and the structure over the octagonal tower in the south west corner of the building. The roof and top floor including that of the octagonal tower was subsequently removed and the building re-roofed with a flat roof. The 1916-1919 metal balconies were also removed owing to bomb damage.

    The remainder of the 20th century development of the site has been characterised by ad hoc accretions, infill and extensions which lacked any sense of vision or formal masterplan.


  • 2012

    The Bristol General Hospital finally closed its doors in 2012 when the planned South Bristol Community Hospital opened and the services were transferred. City & Country acquired the site in June 2012.

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  • 2015

    First residents moved into their new homes.

  • 2018

    The General, reinstated to its former glory after restoration works have been completed.

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The General
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Local Area

Local Area

The General is located in a bustling waterfront location on the edge of the famous Bristol Floating Harbour. It is ideally located a short walk from Bristol city centre, Temple Meads Train Station, the financial districts of Temple Quay and Temple Back, and the University of Bristol.

While the central part of the city still operates water routes for both leisure and commuters on the harbour, excellent road and rail links have enabled fast connections to all major UK cities. The General’s central location offers easy access throughout the city centre, whilst it also forms the heart of a vibrant new community of its own on the harbourside. 

At lower street level there are a collection of cafes, shops and restaurants including Michelin starred Casamia and Paco Tapas. Casamia is one of Bristol’s premier eating establishments and was voted 4th in The Sunday Times Top 100 UK Restaurants 2017 and has recently won the SquareMeal Best UK Restaurant of 2018. Bristol is also served by its own international airport location around eight miles from the city centre.  

The General, on the south side of the River Avon, is in the heart of Redcliffe; an area with a growing reputation and vast regeneration plans which in the next five years will see it undertake a rapid diversification.

With a thriving restaurant and café scene, Bristol is also home to numerous independent bars and pubs, which helps to support a lively night life scene.

Bristol’s city centre streets are lined with restaurants, clubs, bars, museums, galleries as well as the floating harbour. Well known for the world class shopping on offer from established high street brands at Cabot’s Circus, the city is home to an eclectic range of boutiques and individual shops.

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Being crowned the best city to live in in Britain by The Sunday Times, Bristol is no longer a hidden secret, and is welcoming a surge of professionals, who in turn are supporting a burgeoning employment market. Combining an eclectic blend of culture, style, and a fabulous social scene, Bristol exceeds the demands of 21st century living. As its popularity grows, so does demand for prime property and The General promises to deliver a range of highly sought after city centre homes.

The General’s central location offers easy access throughout the city centre, whilst it also forms the heart of a vibrant new community of its own on the harbourside. Residents at The General will be on the doorstep of fashionable shopping, a wide range of entertainment venues, as well as a number of stylish eateries.  The cosmopolitan streets offer an array of chic boutique and designer outlets whilst the city is bursting with fantastic independently owned restaurants, bars and cafes.

Synonymous with the arts and creative industries, Bristol has a multifaceted cultural identity evidenced in historic venues such as The Theatre Royal, one of the oldest working theatres in the country and the presence of renowned street artist Banksy (many of whose works can be spotted on buildings throughout the city).  On one hand it serves as a fashionable and youthful university city, on the other it supports a thriving employment market, and somewhere in between it maintains its liberal roots with a plethora of quirky theatres, idiosyncratic bars and eccentric boutiques.

Home to the internationally renowned Bristol University and the popular University of the West of England, Bristol is home to over 45,000 students, who greatly contribute to the city’s youthful and sociable personality. Properties at The General will exceed the demands of student living, whilst also offering a sage investment for parents who are looking to secure a residence for their son or daughter during their period of study and as an investment beyond that.

Uniting the central area on the south side of the River Avon, The General is primed to deliver a significant number of properties that will offer a high degree of luxury at an affordable price. The range of apartments will particularly appeal to those considering downsizing from larger, family sized homes in the city’s ‘traditional’ residential hotspots. The General’s grand period features mean a compromise does not have to be met between functionality and character, and the attraction of a secure, partially gated development within walking distance of all city centre attractions is obvious.

The General is well positioned for commuters; Bristol Temple Meads is just a five minute walk and offers regular services. With plans to electrify the railway between London and Bristol, proving faster, more frequent, and more reliable journeys in the future, the city is an attractive proposition for those looking to commute into the capital.   

Bristol is rapidly emerging as a rival to Manchester and Birmingham in the fight to attract investors and professionals away from London. As the South West experiences a huge period of expansion, the opportunities for property investment within Bristol are growing. As the local economy continues to experience sustained growth, robust property prices coupled with a high quality lifestyle make the city an ideal area for investment.

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