The first and second phases of new homes at Wapping Wharf are now complete, and we are consulting on our proposals for the final stage of the neighbourhood, Wapping Wharf North from 21st June – 8th July.
Residents have moved into their phase one and two apartments and there are now over 1,000 people living at Wapping Wharf. Around 45 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 comprises 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 sold on the open market, 49 shared ownership and 44 for private rent. Following this, a further 81 affordable homes are being 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 room for up to 230 people across 20,270 sq ft of space, the striking new CARGO Work building, which is currently under construction, will be set within the stone walls of the disused J S Fry warehouse.
To find out more about Wapping Wharf North and progress on consultation, visit its website here. www.wappingwharfnorth.co.uk.