A parcel of land in St Thomas Street, Redcliffe, has now been brought into the multi-million regeneration project at Redcliff Quarter.
Plans for Redcliff Quarter have always encompassed the land owned by the founders of the well-known Dynasty Restaurant, the Ho Family. Extremely supportive of the regeneration of Redcliffe, and of change Real Estate’s plans for Redcliff Quarter from the start, the Ho Family originally intended to retain ownership of the land, and develop it in partnership and as an integral part of the new quarter.
However, they have since decided to close the doors of their Dynasty restaurant and Chinese Supermarket, and sell the site to Change Real Estate, saying that they hope very much that the restaurant will return in the future as part of the new-look Redcliff Quarter.
Ron Persaud, Director at Change Real Estate, says, “The Ho family have been very supportive of the regeneration work going on around them at Redcliff Quarter, and have been keen from the outset to be a part of the revival of this part of Redcliffe. As such a planning application for their site was submitted and consent granted as a holistic element of Redcliff Quarter. However, the family has since taken the decision to close Dynasty and to pass ownership of the land and buildings to Change Real Estate.
“We hope very much that Dynasty will still return as part of Redcliff Quarter when we open the first restaurants in 2019.”
In the meantime, the land will be delivered as part of phase 2 of Redcliff Quarter according to the original masterplan, to include retail, restaurant and residential use. Phase 1 of Redcliff Quarter is mid-way through construction, with the remainder of the Redcliff Quarter site in between Redcliff Street, St Thomas Street and Three Queens Lane is currently undergoing demolition and clearance.
Redcliff Quarter, which occupies 3.3 acres of land in Redcliffe, will be home to restaurants and cafes, a European style food hall, retail and offices, as well as 317 new apartments. What will be Bristol’s tallest tower at 22 storeys will be a central feature of the new quarter. With a new pedestrianised street linking St Thomas Street to Redcliff Street, Redcliff Quarter will feature a roof top restaurant with panoramic views over the city.