Finzels Reach is a thriving new community in the historic heart of Bristol – an inspiring place for people to live, work, visit and socialise.

1M sq.ft of development and place of work for 3300 people by end of 2021

6 acres (4.7 acres Finzels Reach

1.3 acres Finzels Reach South)

375,000 sq ft office space

737 new homes (100 affordable)

198 build-to-rent apartments

168 bed hotel

30,000 sq ft leisure space


Finzels Reach is one of the largest and most significant mixed use regeneration projects in the South West.

Set in the medieval heart of Bristol and once home to sugar refiners and brewers, it has become a truly desirable waterside location for people to live, work, visit and socialise. Overlooking city’s famous Floating Harbour, it’s within easy reach of all the cultural, commercial and lifestyle attractions of this cosmopolitan city.

Stylish new waterside apartments, purpose-built homes for rent and affordable homes sit alongside cutting-edge modern sustainable offices, a new hotel and an exciting, emerging leisure quarter. Restored historic brewery buildings seamlessly blend with high quality contemporary architecture. New car-free public routes and spaces reconnect the site – previously closed to the public for over 200 years – back into the city.

Castle Bridge, an eye-catching new contemporary pedestrian and cycle bridge, which provides easy access to Castle Park and Bristol’s Shopping Quarter, has rapidly become a new landmark in the city. Excellent road, rail and waterway links on the doorstep connect Finzels Reach across Bristol and beyond.

In short, Finzels Reach is now a thriving new neighbourhood in Bristol, perfectly placed for anyone wishing to enjoy the best of this culturally rich city.


Cubex’s involvement in the immediate area started in 2001 with the creation of  Paragon, an office development bordering a derelict Bristol city centre site, which is today home to Finzels Reach.

Neglected and run down, but in a strategic position not far from Temple Meads station, the area had huge potential for regeneration. So when the developer that had started work on the 4.7 acre Finzels Reach site went into receivership in 2012, Cubex stepped in to take up the challenge.

Cubex has a vision to create a thriving new neighbourhood – with a mixture of offices, leisure facilities and homes – and knit this part of the city back into the fabric of Bristol life.

Now nearing completion, the result is one of the most significant mixed use regeneration schemes in the South West.


Next on the agenda for Cubex is the transformation of the former headquarters site of Avon Fire and Rescue in Bristol city centre into new homes and offices, forming phase two of Finzels Reach.

Cubex brought the site in 2019 on behalf of Palmer Capital Development Fund IV UK (PCDFIV), a programmatic venture between CBRE GIP and Fiera Real Estate’s UK division (previously known as Palmer Capital).

The £140 million mixed-use scheme planned for the site incorporates a 100,000 sq ft Grade A office building, together with nearly 300 homes. The office will be built speculatively with an expected completion date of mid 2021.

The office development will build on the excellent sustainability credentials of Aurora at Finzels Reach, which completed in 2018 and was the first building outside London to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding rating under the toughest new rating scheme. It also achieved a Wired score Platinum.