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  • 2,500

    People living and working here

  • 194

    Build to rent homes

  • 5

    Acres being developed

Bristol’s largest build-to-rent residential scheme


  • First private rented scheme in Bristol and South West
  • Landmark Bristol location on floating harbour
  • Major urban regeneration
  • Adjacent to BREEAM outstanding scheme we doing

The regeneration of Finzels Reach in the centre of Bristol continues, with our work to develop 194 new homes for the private rented sector - or Build to Rent (BtR).

Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, is forward funding the scheme and will acquire and operate it when we complete the homes for developer Cubex Land. The Hawkins Lane and Georges Wharf Apartments sit right at the heart of Finzels Reach, one of the largest mixed-use regeneration projects in the South West that Cubex rescued from receivership five years ago, with investment from London-based Palmer Capital.

Strong relationship with Cubex

This continues our strong partnership with Cubex Land; we are also working on the same site together to deliver Bristol’s first BREEAM outstanding office, called Aurora.

Large regeneration

We making the Finzels Reach regeneration a reality. The entire development covers 4.7 acres and will be the home and workplace to over 2,500 people once it has been completed.

Both the Hawkins Lane and Georges Wharf developments we are working on have been designed to connect with other existing buildings. George’s Wharf in particular will be a striking new addition to the waterfront of the floating harbour.

The site has a rich history, once being the heart of the medieval city, later becoming home to a sugar refinery and then the site of a brewery. It lies on the Floating Harbour, a short walk from Temple Meads Railway Station and Cabot Circus. The development blends historic and contemporary buildings, including a hotel, offices, housing, plus retail and leisure. Finzels Reach is connected to Castle Park and Bristol Shopping Quarter by a brand-new pedestrian bridge and hosts a weekly street food market that Grainger residents will be able to enjoy.