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 shops, restaurants, cafes and other exciting businesses 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 for private rent and 26 affordable homes.
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.
Construction work is now steaming ahead on phase two of Wapping Wharf. In the current phase of construction, there are 256 homes in total, 163 for open market sale, 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 will be renovated to create a new pedestrian path through the site.
Also in the pipeline is CARGO Work, a new building made up of approximately 90 converted shipping containers within the stone walls of a former warehouse. This unique new space, which will mark Wapping Wharf's first foray into the workspace sector, will cater for around 250 people.