Young Professionals Find Perfect First Time Buy At Historic Hospital Conversion

Josephine Mortensen and her partner Jason Wilson have made the dream of home ownership a reality by purchasing their first property at The General, the restored and converted Grade II Listed former Bristol General Hospital.

Jo, who works in Marketing, and Jason, who works in Insurance, had relocated to England from Denmark and were looking to start their new life in Bristol. A high priority in their property search was a city centre location and as the couple looked for a new home along Bristol’s waterside, they came upon The General. Once inside, they knew they had found their perfect home. Jo explains:

“We saw some advertising outside of the building and thought we would check out The General as we were walking past one afternoon. We were sold as soon we stepped through the door! We had looked at another new development before we discovered The General, but to us there was no comparison and we could tell that we were looking at a development with really high standards. We saw a floor plan of an apartment and we just knew that was the one – and now we're living in it!”

The General, which overlooks the waterside, is currently being restored and converted by the leading heritage expert City & Country into a range of outstanding new homes, including penthouses and duplexes. A hallmark of City & Country, the development uniquely combines period history with all of the amenities and comforts expected of luxurious modern homes, and this rare juxtaposition was hugely appealing to Jo and Jason. He comments:

“We knew we either had to go for an old building that needed a lot of renovating, or something completely new where we could just move straight in and start our Bristolian life. We ended up with a charming period building, but a completely new apartment ready for us. The quality of the restoration is absolutely amazing! Our apartment has features you would never see in any new development; it's very unique.”

The couple have been impressed that despite The General’s central location and its proximity to the city’s major social hubs, the development itself remains peacefully secluded. Jason continues:

“We knew the area very well as it is very close to our offices and close to the waterside where we have always loved spending time. We couldn't ask for a better location. It's quite surreal living in the middle of the city, yet having such quiet surroundings - you cannot hear a thing; no traffic, no noise from bars, yet you have everything available just around the corner.”

Now Jo and Jason are looking forward to settling into their new home and enjoying everything Bristol has to offer. As first time buyers, they have been delighted with the experience of dealing with City & Country, and see themselves at The General for many years to come. Jo says:

“We’ve found the perfect place for us. Ideally we would upgrade to a bigger apartment at The General when the time comes - we just want to live here for as long as we can. The service from City & Country has been absolutely outstanding, from start to finish! We've got to know everyone so well and things are taken care of and handled in the best possible way. We would absolutely recommend them to friends and colleagues.”

Prices at The General range from £295,000 to £810,000. The Sales Suite, open daily 10am to 5pm, is located in The General’s courtyard accessed from Guinea Street. For further information call 0117 92 55 333 or CLICK HERE.