The first phase of new homes at Wapping Wharf is now complete, with phase two coming soon.
Residents have moved into their new apartments and independent retailers have opened their doors in the city’s newest neighbourhood, marking the start of a new 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 available for private rent and 26 affordable homes.
There has been significant interest from independent retailers in taking space along Gaol Ferry Steps at Wapping Wharf, with Mokoko, Wild Beer Co, Little Victories, Bertha's Pizza and Better Food all now open.
The first phase of CARGO, Bristol’s first retail yard made of converted shipping containers, is now open with a second container park to come next. The independent retailers at CARGO and Gaol Ferry Steps showcase the very best of Bristol’s vibrant food and drink offering.
Gaol Ferry Steps, a new pedestrian route through the development connecting south Bristol to the city centre is now open, linking Gaol Ferry Bridge to Museum Square, a new-landscaped public square on the waterfront by M Shed.
Preparatory works are under way for phase two of Wapping Wharf, beginning with the stabilisation of the listed Old City Gaol gatehouse, before construction work begins in 2017. Over 320 new homes will be delivered as part of phase two of the scheme, including further affordable homes. The Old City Gaol gatehouse will be renovated to create a new pedestrian path through the site.