Brewery plans submitted

By Natalie Vincent - Wed 3 October 2018, 4:41 pm

Plans to transform the site of an old brewery in Southville into new homes, co-working space, and retail units have been submitted to Bristol City Council.

The joint venture (JV) partnership between Change Real Estate and solicitor Cannon Family Office will be known as The Old Brewery, Southville, and proposes the creation of 94 homes and 2,000sq m of co-working and commercial space. The JV is working towards an affordable home allocation of 15%.

The homes could comprise a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as two three-bedroom houses, secure parking for 41 cars, and storage for 202 bicycles. The development will have fully accessible communal and public areas.

Ron Persaud, director of Change Real Estate said: “We’ve had a very constructive dialogue from the outset and throughout the pre-application process, working closely with the planners at Bristol City Council and local community groups to fully understand everyone’s needs and develop an approach that meets everyone’s aspirations and expectations.”

Located on the 0.5-ha site of the old Ashton Gate Brewery and Thomas Baynton’s Brewery, and most recently home to short-term and underutilised warehousing space, the proposed development would be located between North Street, Ashton Road, Baynton Road and Durnford Street. Existing buildings with historical interest will be retained, such as the Bristol Byzantine Weighbridge House, and the Gatehouse.

Persaud added: "Proposals for The Old Brewery reflect the rich industrial heritage of the site, providing employment space in the form of flexible co-working opportunities, creating new homes and preserving buildings of historical interest; with the Old Brewery we want to help create a community that stands the test of time."