Rugby players tackle housing market

Fri 3 May 2019, 2:55 pm

A group of Bristol rugby players have opened a new independent estate agency at the city's historic harbourside quarter Wapping Wharf.

NEXA Bristol is the latest business to join the area that is home to numerous independent businesses, eateries and bars, which are all housed in shipping container units.

The business opened its office in three unique converted shipping containers at CARGO 2 by former Bristol rugby players Daniel Gray, Rob Higgitt and Olly Kohn, along with Daniel’s brother Jamie Grey.

Kohn currently owns branches of Pigsty restaurant based in Wapping Wharf and Gloucester Road in Bristol.

Managing director at NEXA Bristol, Jake Gready, said: "When I was approached to head up NEXA Bristol, I jumped at the chance as I really feel Bristol is ready for this new model of estate agency where everything is focused around the providing continuity for the customer.

“We're really excited to be joining the vibrant, dynamic business community of Wapping Wharf - working alongside passionate people who, like us, want to offer customers something better."

Stuart Hatton, managing director of Umberslade that developed Wapping Wharf, said: "We're delighted to be creating a new space at CARGO especially for the NEXA team, with newly arrived shipping containers now being converted on site.

"They will be joining a tight-knit supportive business community at Wapping Wharf, which is an ideal place for a business like NEXA Bristol and when Olly came to talk to me about it, I felt it would offer something a bit different and complement the other offerings there."