Millwrights Place and Coopers Court residential scheme
Providing 297 apartments across two buildings on the former Avon Fire and Rescue headquarters site
People living and working here
Build to rent homes
Acres being developed
Bristol’s largest build-to-rent residential scheme
The regeneration of Finzels Reach in the centre of Bristol continues thanks to our work creating 194 new homes for the private rented sector - or Build to Rent (BtR).
Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, forward funded the scheme for local developer Cubex Land before acquiring and operating it. The Hawkins Lane and Georges Wharf Apartments sit at the heart of Finzels Reach development, 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.
This continues our strong partnership with Cubex Land; we also worked on the same site together to deliver Bristol’s first BREEAM outstanding office, called Aurora.
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.