The first and second phases of new homes at Wapping Wharf are now complete.
Residents have moved into their apartments and independent shops, restaurants, cafes and other exciting businesses are now well established in this growing community on Bristol’s historic harbourside.
Awarded £12 million by the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) under the Get Britain Building initiative in 2013, the first phase of homes features 194 apartments, named Wapping Wharf Living. This includes 113 private homes, all of which have been sold, as well as 55 apartments for private rent and 26 affordable homes.
Phase two includes 256 homes in total, 163 for open market sale, all of which are sold, 49 shared ownership and 44 for private rent. Following this, a further 81 affordable homes will be built, including 41 shared ownership and 40 affordable rent. The Old City Gaol gatehouse has been renovated to create a new pedestrian path through the site.
Gaol Ferry Steps, a new pedestrian route through the development connecting south Bristol to the city centre, links Gaol Ferry Bridge to Museum Square, a new-landscaped public square on the waterfront by M Shed.
The independent businesses at CARGO - Bristol's first retail yard made of converted shipping containers - and along Gaol Ferry Steps showcase the very best of Bristol's vibrant food and drink offering, as well as being home to an eclectic mix of shops and lifestyle businesses.
Also in the pipeline is CARGO Work, a stand-out, unique Grade A workspace that will form part of Wapping Wharf's community. With space for up to 230 people across 20,270 sq ft of space, the striking new CARGO Work building will be set within the stone walls of the disused J S Fry warehouse.