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19thC gasworks now new homes for Bristol’s harbour

by Archit Chopra Journalist
31st Oct 19 12:14 pm

Galliard Homes and Acorn Property Group have revealed the completed transformation of Brandon Yard, a highly successful harbourside development in Bristol and the final jigsaw puzzle piece in the harbour’s regeneration, with only a few final apartments available. Located on the site of a former Grade II Listed nineteenth century gas works, Brandon Yard provides 58 one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses overlooking Bristol’s harbour, with the scheme now 90% sold and the remaining homes for sale starting from £375,000 with Help to Buy available.

Brandon Yard Preserved Victorian Chimney Acorn & GalliardA beautiful transformation of the former Victorian gasworks that blends restored period features with contemporary design, Brandon Yard overlooks the vibrant harbour with nearby restaurants, bars and independent shops just moments away. Voted as the Best Place to Live in 2017, Bristol is praised for providing a fine balance of seaside living, attractive scenery and good transportation links.

Brandon Yard Oculus House and Gardens Acorn & GalliardThe scheme by Galliard Homes & Acorn Property Group occupies the last available position on the northern section of Bristol’s Harbourside which has undergone extensive regeneration over the past few decades and is now a highly sought-after area in the city to live and work. The completion of Brandon Yard marks the final piece in the jigsaw puzzle of the regeneration project, with the history of the Victorian gasworks site including an original chimney now preserved for the next generation.

Brandon Yard historic photograph 1972Brandon Yard provides a trio of buildings comprising of Engine House, which has been converted into a pair of two-bedroom houses that have both sold; Oculus House, a striking restored building with magnificent circular windows and loft-style homes; and New Retort House, a contemporary building with fantastic views over the harbour.

Brandon Yard Oculus House and Harbour Views Acorn & GalliardThe last eight remaining apartments are offered for sale from £375,000, providing two bedroom apartments and a pair of three bedroom penthouses, all offering buyers an exceptional water side location, in a unique and historical development. With the site recently completed, the first residents at the scheme have now moved in and are enjoying their stylish homes. The mixture of buyers so far has included first time buyers, downsizers and investors, with the majority being from the local Bristol area.Brandon Yard has a rich heritage built on the site of a nineteenth century Victorian gas works. Originally called Canon’s Marsh Gasworks, the site was once run by the Bristol and Clifton Gas Company from the early 1820s and lay dormant since the decline of the harbour in 1960s.

Brandon Yard New Retort House Acorn & GalliardThe Harbourside has undergone an incredible transformation in recent years, now providing independent shops, bars and restaurants, with Sunday markets and leisure activities.Working with award-winning architects AWW and contractor Speller Metcalfe, Acorn Property Group and Galliard Homes have worked hard to preserve the original features such as the chimney and restore the two original buildings, with the contemporary New Retort House designed to complement the historical architecture. The remaining two bedroom apartments and three bedroom penthouses all offer stylish open-plan kitchen and living areas, a high specification and fantastic views over the harbour and towards Brunel’s SS Great Britain. With interior design by luxury design specialists Lambart & Browne, the homes provide contemporary Leicht kitchens and integrated Bosch appliances. Located in-between the trio of buildings is a communal courtyard designed by award-winning landscape artist Matthew Wigan with feature plants, lawn areas, communal furniture including benches and a large picnic table.Robin Squire, Regional Managing Director at Acorn Property Group’s Bristol Office said, “The transformation of Brandon Yard has been an exciting project for Acorn Property Group and Galliard Homes and we have worked closely with heritage specialists to preserve the site’s unique history in balance with high-quality homes. This is the last jigsaw puzzle piece in the regeneration of Bristol’s Harbourside and we are proud to have unveiled the completed scheme.”David Galman, Sales Director at Galliard Homes said, “Brandon Yard offers a perfect balance between homes with a rich history and stylish, contemporary design, which has proved very popular with buyers to date. The regenerated Bristol Harbourside area is now highly sought-after and we have seen steady interest from buyers throughout the scheme’s development. Given that the scheme is now complete, we anticipate high demand for this final collection of homes.”Andy Metcalfe, Joint Managing Director at Speller Metcalfe, said, “Brandon Yard has been a particularly interesting and challenging project, combining both new build apartments alongside the careful restoration of existing historic buildings and we are absolutely delighted to now see the stunning properties completed. We are very proud to have played a part in such an important and iconic development for the City of Bristol and it is fantastic to see the first residents moving in to what really are eye-catching, quality homes in a truly outstanding location.”

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