£15m restoration of iconic Bristol harbourside setting complete

Property & Construction | South West
Brandon Yard

Galliard Homes and Acorn Property Group have revealed the completed transformation of Brandon Yard, a housing harbourside development in Bristol and the latest part of the area’s regeneration.

Located on the site of a former Grade II listed nineteenth century gasworks, the £15m restoration and transformation of the site has taken two years, guided by contractors Speller Metcalfe and architects AWW.

Brandon Yard overlooks the harbour with nearby restaurants, bars and independent shops just moments away. It combines restored listed buildings with new build elements to provide 58 one, two and three bedroom apartments.

The work, led by Speller Metcalfe, required a sensitive restoration of the existing Grade II listed buildings including the distinctive Engine House which has been converted into a pair of two-bedroom houses; Oculus House, a restored building with circular windows and loft-style homes; and New Retort House, a contemporary building with views over the harbour.

Brandon Yard occupies the last available position on the northern section of Bristol’s Harbourside which has undergone extensive regeneration over the past few decades and is now a highly sought-after area in the city to live and work.

Robin Squire, Regional Managing Director at Acorn Property Group’s Bristol Office, commented: “The transformation of Brandon Yard has been an exciting project for Acorn Property Group and Galliard Homes and we have worked closely with heritage specialists and Speller Metcalfe to preserve the site’s unique history in balance with high-quality homes. This is the last jigsaw puzzle piece in the regeneration of Bristol’s Harbourside and we are proud to have unveiled the completed scheme.”

David Galman, Sales Director at Galliard Homes, commented: “Brandon Yard offers a perfect balance between homes with a rich history and stylish, contemporary design, which has proved very popular with buyers to date. The regenerated Bristol Harbourside area is now highly sought-after and we have seen steady interest from buyers throughout the scheme’s development. Given that the scheme is now complete, we anticipate high demand for this final collection of homes.”

Andy Metcalfe, Joint Managing Director at Speller Metcalfe, said: “Brandon Yard has been a particularly interesting and challenging project, combining both new build apartments alongside the careful restoration of existing historic buildings and we are absolutely delighted to now see the stunning properties completed. We are very proud to have played a part in such an important and iconic development for the City of Bristol and it is fantastic to see the first residents moving in to what really are eye-catching, quality homes in a truly outstanding location.”

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