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A sneak peak inside the stunning showroom at Cask Store, Finzels Reach

Just four apartments remain in the exciting new Cask Store, priced from £595,000 There are few developments in Bristol that have created as much excitement as the hotly-anticipated Finzels Reach. The historic brewery buildings provide a unique, characterful setting for Cask Store, a collection of individually-designed apartments situated on Bristol’s Floating Harbour. Such has the level […] View Article

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A sneak peak inside the stunning showroom at Cask Store, Finzels Reach

Just four apartments remain in the exciting new Cask Store, priced from £595,000

There are few developments in Bristol that have created as much excitement as the hotly-anticipated Finzels Reach.

The historic brewery buildings provide a unique, characterful setting for Cask Store, a collection of individually-designed apartments situated on Bristol’s Floating Harbour. Such has the level of interest been in the development that there are now just four apartments left for sale – and a new show home has now been launched.

Finzels Reach 140317-7The show home provides the opportunity to get a feel for what life at Cask Store could be like. Each of the remaining apartments for sale benefit from waterside views and allocated parking.

Gavin Bridge, director of Cubex, the developer behind Finzels Reach, said: “Cask Store is in a fantastic location on the city’s glistening waterside, with views of Castle Park on one side and a beautifully landscaped courtyard on the other. “Whilst the apartments are only moments away from the city’s city centre with all that it has to offer, they are nestled in a spot that is also somewhat of a sanctuary – a slice of tranquillity in the heart of vibrant Bristol.”  

With the bridge at Finzels Reach expected to open in spring this year, this will provide direct access to Bristol Shopping Quarter and Cabot Circus shopping centre, as well as an array of city centre attractions, bars, restaurants and St Nicholas Market with its vibrant and varied food and market stalls just a few minutes’ walk away.

Bristol Temple Meads railway station is only 10 minutes’ walk from Cask Store.

With an emphasis on superb craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail and a high quality of finish, the Cask Store apartments include generous living areas and all the modern touches including underfloor heating and walk-in wardrobes.  All the homes are unique in their layout with a character and charm about them that new residents could make their own.

Visits to the show home should be arranged by appointment only. Please contact Layla Stubbs at Savills on 0117 910 2351 to book your appointment.

Vicky Dudbridge, associate director at Savills, which is marketing Cask Store, said: “We are expecting interest from downsizers, second home owners or perhaps professional couples looking for a spacious, high quality apartment with a view and easy access to Bristol’s buzzing city centre. Most of the apartments at Cask Store have already been bought, with the interest having come from people of all ages, from their 20s to their 80s, paving the way for the creation of a real community feel.”

The four remaining apartments are for sale at an asking price from £595,000.00

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Last few apartments for sale at Cask Store

There are just four apartments left for sale at Cask Store, part of Finzels Reach, with a show home now launched. The historic brewery buildings at Finzels Reach provide a unique, characterful setting for Cask Store, a collection of individually-designed apartments situated on Bristol’s Floating Harbour. Gavin Bridge, director of Cubex, the developer behind Finzels […] View Article

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Last few apartments for sale at Cask Store

There are just four apartments left for sale at Cask Store, part of Finzels Reach, with a show home now launched.

The historic brewery buildings at Finzels Reach provide a unique, characterful setting for Cask Store, a collection of individually-designed apartments situated on Bristol’s Floating Harbour.

Gavin Bridge, director of Cubex, the developer behind Finzels Reach, said: “Cask Store is in a fantastic location on the city’s glistening waterside, with views of Castle Park on one side and a beautifully landscaped courtyard on the other.

“Whilst the apartments are only moments away from the city centre with all that it has to offer, they are nestled in a spot that is also somewhat of a sanctuary – a slice of tranquillity in the heart of vibrant Bristol.”

With the bridge at Finzels Reach expected to open in spring this year, this will provide direct access to Bristol Shopping Quarter and Cabot Circus shopping centre, as well as an array of city centre attractions, bars, restaurants and St Nicholas Market with its vibrant and varied food and market stalls just a few minutes’ walk away. Bristol Temple Meads railway station is only 10 minutes’ walk from Cask Store.

With an emphasis on superb craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail and a high quality of finish, the Cask Store apartments include generous living areas and all the modern touches including underfloor heating and walk-in wardrobes. All the homes are unique in their layout with a character and charm about them that new residents could make their own.

The show home, which has just opened provides the opportunity to get a feel for what life at Cask Store could be like. All the apartments left for sale have waterside views and come with the benefit of allocated parking.

Visits to the show home should be arranged by appointment only. Please contact Layla Stubbs at Savills on 0117 910 2351 to book your appointment.

Vicky Dudbridge, associate director at Savills, which is marketing Cask Store, said: “We are expecting interest from downsizers, second home owners or perhaps professional couples looking for a spacious, high quality apartment with a view and easy access to Bristol’s buzzing city centre. Most of the apartments at Cask Store have already been bought, with the interest having come from people of all ages, from their 20s to their 80s, paving the way for the creation of a real community feel.”

The three remaining apartments are for sale at an asking price of £595,000.

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New weekly street food market set to launch at Finzels Reach

A new weekly street food market is coming to the heart of Bristol city centre this spring. Finzels Reach Market will take place at the new city quarter being created on the site of the former Courage Brewery next to Bristol Bridge. Visitors can expect locally produced food from some of the South West’s most […] View Article

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New weekly street food market set to launch at Finzels Reach

A new weekly street food market is coming to the heart of Bristol city centre this spring.

Finzels Reach Market will take place at the new city quarter being created on the site of the former Courage Brewery next to Bristol Bridge.

Visitors can expect locally produced food from some of the South West’s most exciting street food traders, serving up lunchtime eats including Cantonese dumplings, handmade gourmet pies, Thai curry, wood fired pizza, brownies, falafel wraps and much more.  To ensure there is lots of choice and variety, there will be guest stalls every week, keeping things fresh and seasonal.

The new venture is a collaboration between Finzels Reach developers Cubex and CASUS Events, who will run the market.

Bristol-based CASUS has a strong reputation for bringing together the best street food traders over a lunchtime period, having set up the highly successful weekly Temple Quay market four years ago.

The new market will be located in Old Temple Street, a pedestrian-only road which is accessed from Counterslip or Bath Street, and connects to Temple Cross – the square at the heart of the Finzels Reach site.

It will launch on Friday 5 May from 12pm – 2pm, with some live music to create a celebratory atmosphere.

David Pyne, co-director of CASUS Events said: “Bristol has one of the best street food scenes in the country and there’s a huge appetite in the city for authentic and adventurous food here. There has been a fantastic reaction from traders, who can see that Finzels Reach is a great location for a food market.  We’ve been inundated with applications, demonstrating what superb potential this has to become a really successful market.”

With the new bridge at Finzels Reach set to open in early April, the market will help encourage people to venture into and enjoy this new area of the city, which has effectively been closed off to the public for over 150 years, as well as providing a new attraction for the hundreds of people who already live or work there.

Gavin Bridge, director of developers Cubex, explained: “This is an exciting initiative for Finzels Reach and part of our commitment to building a balanced community in this new quarter of the city. We’ve invested in installing high quality car-free routes and spaces through the development and the market will provide a focus to bring people together each week, as well as adding a new attraction to Bristol’s vibrant foodie scene.”

As the development completes over the next few years, with the building of more offices and homes, plus the opening of cafes, shops, restaurants, bars and a micro-brewery, there is potential for other street markets and events to take place at Finzels Reach.

Sophie Bowden, co-director of CASUS Events added: “We know how successful street food markets can be when in the right location and are really looking forward to being part of this attractive and exciting new quarter of Bristol. We’re sure that the residents of the offices and flats at Finzels Reach will enjoy the high quality food that will be on offer on Fridays, and look forward to welcoming people from Castle Park and the wider area.”

Find out more about the market and what street food will be available by following the market on Facebook (Finzels Reach Market) and Twitter @FinzelsReachMkt.

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Call for public to help name Bristol’s new bridge

The developers behind Finzels Reach are asking the public to help find a name for Bristol’s newest bridge. The iconic S-shaped bridge, which connects Castle Park with the new city quarter being created on a former brewery site, is expected to open in early April. Now developers Cubex are challenging people in Bristol to come […] View Article

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Call for public to help name Bristol’s new bridge

The developers behind Finzels Reach are asking the public to help find a name for Bristol’s newest bridge.

The iconic S-shaped bridge, which connects Castle Park with the new city quarter being created on a former brewery site, is expected to open in early April. Now developers Cubex are challenging people in Bristol to come up with ideas for bridge names, which will be shortlisted by a panel of judges before being put out to a final public vote.

Gavin Bridge, director of Cubex, the developers behind Finzels Reach, said: “We decided to ask the public to help us name Bristol’s newest bridge as it’s in such a key location, with Bristol’s oldest bridge as its neighbour and close to the city’s Saxon origins. This city is renowned for its creativity so we thought it would be good to tap into this and we want to find a name that people locally will embrace, that takes into account the diverse communities in Bristol and will stand the test of time.

“The opening of the bridge will be an exciting milestone for this new quarter and the wider city. It will provide an important link to the city centre for pedestrians and cyclists, not to mention a striking new addition to the cityscape. We realise that some people are likely to have a bit of fun with this – and with a name like mine I’m sure there will be some humorous suggestions, but we’ve enlisted the help of a panel of judges to make sure the name is right for the bridge and right for Bristol. They’ll be picking a shortlist before we ask the public to make the final call.”

A judging panel representing a range of local interests will develop a shortlist of names from those suggested before putting the final decision out to a public vote. Bristolians are invited to submit their ideas via a form on Finzels Reach’s website by Friday 17th March. Visit the Finzels Reach website to make your submission.

The judging panel will include representatives from Cubex, local politicians, Bristol Civic Society, Bristol Shopping Quarter, Castle Park Users Group and Sustrans.

Made from a series of unique curved steel sections topped with timber decking, sculptured cladding and feature lighting, the £2.7million bridge is destined to become a new landmark in Bristol, as it snakes its way gracefully across the historic waterway accommodating the 7.5 metre height difference between the two banks.

When the bridge opens, the new thoroughfare will create a bustling new cycling and pedestrian route, completing an attractive walkway from Temple Mead to Castle Park and the retail areas of Cabot Circus. It will help knit the Finzels Reach site back into the fabric of the city, after more than 100 years of being effectively closed off to the general public, when it was used as a sugar refinery and later a brewery.

The ferry landing stage in Castle Park has also seen a £30,000 upgrade as part of the work, which will improve access to the boats and increase ferry passenger numbers.

Follow @FinzelsReach on Twitter for the latest updates on the new quarter and use the hashtag #nameourbridge to join the conversation. If you’d like to submit a suggestion for the bridge’s name, please do so by filling in this form on the Finzels Reach website, not via social media.

A short film featuring Gavin Bridge talking about the bridge naming competition can be seen on YouTube here.

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Aurora clinches rare BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ accreditation

Aurora, Bristol’s only speculative office building, has scooped a rare BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ accreditation – an indicator of its excellent sustainability credentials. The 95,000 sq ft building is part of Finzels Reach, the new quarter being created in the heart of Bristol by Bristol based developer Cubex. The scheme achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ design stage certificate […] View Article

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Aurora clinches rare BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ accreditation

Aurora, Bristol’s only speculative office building, has scooped a rare BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ accreditation – an indicator of its excellent sustainability credentials.

The 95,000 sq ft building is part of Finzels Reach, the new quarter being created in the heart of Bristol by Bristol based developer Cubex. The scheme achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ design stage certificate under the BREEAM New Construction 2014 for Offices assessment category. It is the only office building outside of London and one of only six in the UK to have achieved this accreditation.

Gavin Bridge, director at Cubex, said: “It is fantastic news that Aurora has been recognised with this rare award for its outstanding environmental credentials. Not only is Aurora the only speculative office building in Bristol, where the availability of Grade A space is at a historic low, but it has now set a benchmark for sustainable office development in the city.

“Sustainability has played a key role in the design of Aurora from the outset, with key features including rooftop mounted solar panels, intelligent LED lighting, water saving technology and an important emphasis on creating a healthy environment within which to work. Future occupiers of the building will also benefit from a roof terrace garden with views across the city, as well as bicycle storage facilities, lockers and showers on site.”

Other energy efficiency measures include a heat recovery system, which reuses waste heat and continually supplies fresh air to workers, whilst the solar panels will generate 29,800 kWh per year of renewable energy.

A sophisticated building management system will ensure the office environment is comfortable for occupiers and the intelligent LED lighting will respond to daylight and the movement of people within the building automatically.

Aurora will be a landmark headquarters building in Bristol’s central business district of Grade A quality, a term used to describe brand new premier office space.

Gavin Bridge added: “We are confident that we will have a lot of interest in Aurora from organisations across the city and from further afield. It also presents a fantastic opportunity for companies working on the Hinkley Point C development to be able to take space right next door to EDF, which has its headquarters for the project at the neighbouring Bridgewater House.”

Carbon Consult Limited has worked alongside the Aurora team as BREEAM assessor and accredited professional from early design stages to ensure sustainable aspects of Aurora were maximised and to achieve the BREEAM rating.

Aurora will consist of six storeys, with each floor measuring 15,500 sq ft. Its striking façade and double height reception area will lead through to a central glass atrium which will extend to the full height of the building.

There will also be 51 secure car parking spaces, electric car charging points and secure motorcycle and bicycle storage. Cubex expects the building to be ready for fit out by the end of this year.

 

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Gavin Bridge, Director Cubex Land Bristol

Bite sized Bristol

Last year I gave Bristol a mark of eight out of ten for the way the city was moving. This year it’s a slightly lower rating: six. That’s based on my disappointment that we have yet to make progress on the rail gateway into the city. It remains an embarrassment when we bring potential investors […] View Article

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Bite sized Bristol

Last year I gave Bristol a mark of eight out of ten for the way the city was moving. This year it’s a slightly lower rating: six. That’s based on my disappointment that we have yet to make progress on the rail gateway into the city. It remains an embarrassment when we bring potential investors into Bristol.

This time last year we were also getting a lot of traction nationally and internationally through the work of the Mayor. I hope the new Mayor can match the outgoing one in putting Bristol’s name on the map.

But we are still very committed to the city, and work is now underway on our speculative office scheme, Aurora, and the new 194-apartment PRS scheme at Finzels Reach.

We see this an important additional offer to the large and growing number of mobile professionals looking to rent in an attractive city centre location, close to all the amenities. I think there could be a lot of appetite for this sort of product in Bristol, having been a success in London – certainly there is no shortage of investor interest.

Creating the new footbridge is part of our vision for a more connected Bristol – enabling people who live and work in the city to move between the office and retail centres more easily, as well as reach the transport hubs.

Finzels Reach CGIAurora will bring 95,000 sq ft of Grade A space to the city – we felt that stock levels of prime space made the time right to commit to building without a pre-let in place. We have also committed to setting a new benchmark for sustainability in the city: we see this as critical for occupiers keen to keep down running costs and attract high calibre staff.

Who will be interested to move in there? There is plenty of speculation about Government departments rationalising their footprints and forming a regional cluster in Bristol: they are becoming more flexible, as well as more discerning, occupiers. And for a location like Bristol, which is a centre for the professionals, there may well be some positive outcomes from Brexit if businesses need more legal and financial advice.

Finding big occupiers is no longer the priority it was. We are finding that investors are becoming increasingly positive about multi-occupied buildings, recognising the upside of the better terms you can negotiate on shorter leases, and the potential for uplifts.

Further afield in the Bristol area we are becoming increasingly involved with retirement accommodation – again we see this as a growth sector, with more choice required to stimulate demand amongst the growing older population.

For 2017 we would like to see Bristol moving forward with further regeneration in and around Temple Quarter – and the BPAA can play a major role in helping this to happen. And as for Cubex, my plan for this year is to try and buy sites, most likely city centre brownfield ones, suitable for large mixed-use developments, with Bristol, Bath and Cardiff on the priority list.

Gavin Bridge

Director, Cubex Land Limited

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Strong demand across all sectors highlights diversity and resilience of Bristol’s economy

As the city continues to grow and attract investment, Bristol is expected to outperform both the South West and the UK in terms of economic growth by 2020. At the launch of its Bristol Property Market Update 2017, property adviser GVA pointed to strong demand across the commercial property sectors and the continued opportunities to […] View Article

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Strong demand across all sectors highlights diversity and resilience of Bristol’s economy

30787626123_2895246b71_kAs the city continues to grow and attract investment, Bristol is expected to outperform both the South West and the UK in terms of economic growth by 2020. At the launch of its Bristol Property Market Update 2017, property adviser GVA pointed to strong demand across the commercial property sectors and the continued opportunities to deliver growth within the city.

Other strategically important opportunities for the city include the approval of a new tower of 22 storeys at Redcliff Quarter, to help reinvigorate the previously neglected Redcliffe area of the city; and after years of discussion, a new connection across the Harbourside linking Finzels Reach with Castle Park.

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The man behind Finzels Reach on what will get the city’s stalled development sites moving again

Many of the city’s property experts gathered at the M Shed this morning for GVA’s annual Evolving Bristol business breakfast, in which the latest disconcerting figures were revealed. All those who attended the GVA event were given a map of the city, revealing the true extent of the issue – in which the swathe of […] View Article

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The man behind Finzels Reach on what will get the city’s stalled development sites moving again

Many of the city’s property experts gathered at the M Shed this morning for GVA’s annual Evolving Bristol business breakfast, in which the latest disconcerting figures were revealed.

Finzels Reach CGIAll those who attended the GVA event were given a map of the city, revealing the true extent of the issue – in which the swathe of orange sites – those currently without planning permission – dwarfed the green (under construction) and yellow (schemes with planning permission) sites.

Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 08.13.59Earlier this week The Evening Post caught up with Gavin, to hear about his vision for getting the city’s stalled sites moving once again.he

As the man behind the extraordinary transformation taking place at Finzels Reach, Cubex director Gavin Bridge is not short of vision. When it comes to finding ways to regenerate and rejuvenate Bristol city centre through the creation of vibrant metropolitan developments, he’s your man.

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From Russia with love, my son! Bristol office buildings become magnet for overseas buyers

International investors are shrugging off Brexit fears and targeting Bristol’s city centre office market – including apparently a multi-millionaire Russian mother who bought a £56m office block for her son. The private individual is understood to have snapped up 78,000 sq ft Bridgewater House, part of the Finzels Reach development and home to EDF Energy’s Hinkley […] View Article

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From Russia with love, my son! Bristol office buildings become magnet for overseas buyers

bridgewater-house-bristol-1International investors are shrugging off Brexit fears and targeting Bristol’s city centre office market – including apparently a multi-millionaire Russian mother who bought a £56m office block for her son.

The private individual is understood to have snapped up 78,000 sq ft Bridgewater House, part of the Finzels Reach development and home to EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C development team as well as Barclays and accountants BDO.

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THE RISE OF AURORA — A LANDMARK OFFICE BUILDING

Not only will Aurora provide an inspirational working environment, it has also been designed to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Gold Standard, setting a new benchmark for sustainable office development in the city. You can’t fail to have noticed the crane’s arrival at the Aurora site. This signifies a new stage in the building’s […] View Article

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THE RISE OF AURORA — A LANDMARK OFFICE BUILDING

31452984242_fdaec60763_kNot only will Aurora provide an inspirational working environment, it has also been designed to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Gold Standard, setting a new benchmark for sustainable office development in the city.

You can’t fail to have noticed the crane’s arrival at the Aurora site. This signifies a new stage in the building’s
construction with the superstructure going up and the concrete frame starting to be installed. RGB Construction completed the basement level and now Willmott Dixon will be the main contractor, taking the project on to completion.

They have already moved the hoardings to accommodate the new working area. They will be erecting more hoardings to create an internal divide between the Aurora and Premier Inn sites.

“Willmott Dixon will be commencing their work at the beginning of December. They will take a year or more before completing this state-ofthe- art headquarters building,” said Peter Walford at Cubex.

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