Properties at a major development in Stokes Croft have gone on the market.
The Carriageworks – which had been derelict since the mid-1980s – had been described as one of Bristol’s most at risk heritage buildings.
After years of plans falling through, the new scheme will deliver 145 homes to the area as well as a number of retail spaces alongside a market square.
Savills, which has brought the properties to the market, said Carriageworks is a significant mixed-use development that will give a new lease of life to the Grade II listed building, and transform the site of neighbouring Westmoreland House which, up until its demolition in 2018, had remained derelict since the mid-1980s.
The estate agent’s statement said: “The collection of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments are now available to reserve.
“Help to Buy is offered on a large number of the apartments, which have a guide price of between £215,000 and £425,000.
“Two show apartments – a one and a two bedroom apartment – and a sales office are now open, with viewings available on request.
“The apartments are part of a wider scheme that will bring 145 new homes to the area and create a number of new retail spaces alongside a market square.”
Savills said the commercial spaces will be made available exclusively to independent retailers, with the public marketplace designed for use by small, artisan businesses.
The estate agent added that the original Carriageworks building, which became home to T&J Perry’s Carriageworks and Harness Factory in 1804, was burned down and its replacement designed by Bristol architect, Edward William Godwin.
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Savills said in a statement: “The redesign was considered a masterpiece of Victorian industrial architecture, and its three storeys of arcading, window arches of alternating purple pennant and brown Bath stones and ground floor arcades, left open to display the carriages, became a cultural and historic pillar of Stokes Croft.
“After decades of disrepair the majority of the building could not be saved but the façade has been carefully restored back to its former glory.”
Melanie Fernandes, associate director at Savills residential development sales, said that, being the first new residential scheme of its kind in the area, Carriageworks is generating a good deal of interest especially among first time buyers.
She said: “Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant parts of the city, the apartments are well-designed and of a high specification.
“Tailor-made for contemporary living, many of the apartments in the Carriageworks building have double height ceilings and floor to ceiling windows.
“Several have private outdoor space and views over Bristol. An attractive market square at its centre will enhance the area’s impressive line-up of independent retail.”
Anna Fairman, head of sales and marketing at property developer The PG Group, described the Carriageworks as a significant regeneration project for Bristol and said they were delighted to be able to offer Help to Buy on many of the apartments.
She added: “First completions are due by the end of this year and the entire site will be completed by spring 2022.”