Green light for transformation of historic brewery site in Southville - Business Leader News

Green light for transformation of historic brewery site in Southville

The Old Brewery, Southville, Bristol

Bristol City Council has given the green light and granted planning consent for the transformation of a disused brewery site in Southville, Bristol, into new homes, co-working space and retail units.

The Old Brewery MCC LLP, a joint venture between Change Real Estate and Cannon Family Office, is now set to start work at The Old Brewery, Southville, a 0.5 hectare brownfield site between North Street, Ashton Road, Baynton Road and Durnford Street.

Bristol City Council has agreed to the development that will include 94 new homes, of which 16 will be affordable, nine shared ownership, and seven for social rental together with 2,000 sq m of co-working and commercial space. Avison Young led the planning.

Located on the site of the old Ashton Gate Brewery and Thomas Baynton’s Brewery, the site was most recently home to short-term and underutilised warehousing space.

Ron Persaud, director at Change Real Estate said: “This is a hugely exciting development that is going to be a great addition to the characterful North Street. We hope the development will become a natural gateway from Ashton into Southville and an integral part of the community in Southville.

“We’ve worked hard with Bristol City Council to agree a scheme that provides a mix of market and affordable housing in an attractive, courtyard setting, alongside co-working space which we know will be welcomed by start-ups and small businesses in this part of Bristol, who would rather work locally than travel into the centre of Bristol.

“We’re delighted that Bristol City Council has consented the scheme, following a constructive dialogue with planners and local community groups from day one to develop an approach to meet everyone’s aspirations. We’re now looking to forward to progressing plans for the co-working space, and food and beverage operators who will front onto North Street.”