Apartments at Catherine’s House in Bristol snapped up in less than two weeks

Catherine’s House

Nearly three quarters of the apartments at Catherine House in Bedminster have been snapped up in less than two-weeks, with 38 of the 52 homes now being reserved.

Prospective buyers flocked to get a first look at the new homes being created in a former office building when they were launched early in June, with a fully furnished one-bedroom and two-bedroom show apartment on display.

Becky Dolman, land and new homes marketing manager, said: “We are pleased that 80% of the apartments reserved so far have gone to local buyers. Over half of the purchasers (57%) will be using the Help to Buy equity loan scheme, which helps owner occupiers get onto and move up the property ladder. Using this scheme means that mortgage payments could be significantly lower than the rent on a comparable apartment, which is one reason these homes have proved so popular.

“Apartments of this quality and specification at this price are rare in Bedminster and it’s no surprise that they have proved so popular, with all of the two-bedroom apartments now being reserved.

“Buyers were impressed with the design and finish of the light and airy apartments, in addition to the flexible living spaces and spacious bedrooms. The location is a major draw, with people commenting the apartments are ideal for commuting to the city centre and Temple Meads, and many buyers are also attracted by Bedminster’s vibrant food and drink scene, which is also within easy reach.”

The apartments mark the first step in the regeneration of St Catherine’s Place, a one-acre site bordered by Dalby Avenue to the east and south and East Street to the north. The site consists of a vacant office building (Catherine’s House) together with a purpose-built shopping centre dating back to the late 1960s and flats above.