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 Iron Foundry'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 Iron Foundry 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 Iron Foundry 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. More...