Channel 4 confirms Finzels Reach as its Bristol base as first phase nears completion

Channel 4 has now signed a deal with developer Cubex, confirming its intention to locate its new Creative Hub at Finzels Reach, Bristol’s new waterfront quarter.

In April, it was announced that Channel 4 was in advanced negotiations with Cubex.

This follows recent announcements that Historic England, English Heritage and creative studio OUTLAW will be joining Channel 4 in the Fermentation Buildings, leaving only one office suite spanning 3,370 sq ft on the first floor, overlooking Temple Cross, available for let.

With Bocabar’s plans to open a new venture at Finzels Reach, Spicer+Cole’s new café now open and Left Handed Giant set to open a new brewpub and brewery this summer, with Bristol pop-up Mission Pizza providing the food offering, the neighbourhood is also tipped to become one of the city’s hottest new destinations.

Developer Cubex is in detailed talks with several new independent businesses interested in setting up at Finzels Reach, with further announcements expected soon.

Cubex has also created 194 apartments in two separate buildings, named Hawkins & George.

Channel 4’s new Creative Hub in Bristol will be a base for key creative decision makers, supporting the company’s relationship with the production sector – with a particular focus on genres strongly represented in the South West, Wales and Midlands.

Gavin Bridge, executive director at Cubex, said: “It is immensely satisfying to see six years’ hard work begin to come to fruition and the neighbourhood come to life. We’re so pleased to have been able to secure such a strong range of independent leisure businesses at Finzels Reach, where they will be able to provide a strong social hub for the people living and working here, as well as attracting people from the surrounding area.

“We’ve been working very hard to get the right balance of businesses here and hope to have some exciting announcements coming up. With only one office space and a couple of leisure spaces not under negotiation, we’d urge any businesses interested in joining our community here to get in touch soon.”