The Old Brewery Southville


To be known as The Old Brewery, Southville, Change Real Estate has submitted plans to Bristol City Council for a high quality, residential-led development that not only reflects the vibrant character of the area but importantly echoes its industrial heritage. 94 new homes are planned, together with 2,000 sq m of co-working and commercial space.

Located on the site of the old Ashton Gate Brewery and Thomas Baynton’s Brewery, and most recently home to short-term and underutilised warehousing space, the new development is being proposed by The Old Brewery MCC LLP, a joint venture partnership between Change Real Estate and Cannon Family Office.

We aspire to deliver an exemplary scheme that will provide a mix of market and affordable housing, and create a catalyst for the continued development and regeneration of this part of south Bristol.

The 0.5 ha brownfield site lies between North Street, Ashton Road, Baynton Road and Durnford Street.  Existing buildings on the site with historical interest will be retained, such as the Bristol Byzantine Weighbridge House, the Gatehouse and its stone gate piers; some buildings such as the Brewery Manager’s House will be rebuilt; whilst new buildings will complement the heritage and design of the existing architecture.

The Old Brewery, Southville, promises to be an exciting place to live and work. It will be centred around two landscaped courtyards, the first linking North Street to other parts of the development, whilst the second will be a private, green, secure space for use by residents. Design of the public realm plays an important part within the Old Brewery, Southville, with pedestrianised areas, terraces, courtyards, as well as a strong focus on public art. The Old Brewery MCC hopes to continue its relationship with Upfest, Europe’s largest free street art festival, to create an ever changing bold and colourful landscape within the development.

The apartments will be in two blocks of 7 and 8 residential floors situated within the southern part of the site, designed by architects The Nash Partnership to reference the area’s industrial red brick buildings.

Ron Persaud, director of Change Real Estate says,

“We’ve had a very constructive dialogue from the outset and throughout the pre-application process, working closely with the planners at Bristol City Council and local community groups to fully understand everyone’s needs and develop an approach that meets everyone’s aspirations and expectations.

“Proposals for The Old Brewery reflect the rich industrial heritage of the site, providing employment space in the form of flexible co-working opportunities, creating new homes and preserving buildings of historical interest.

“With the Old Brewery we want to help create a community that stands the test of time.”

Ron continues, “North Street is a vibrant, bustling and diverse area. With local businesses that include the Bristol Beer Factory, the Brewery Theatre and the Tobacco Factory, The Old Brewery will contribute to the creative character of the neighbourhood.”

The Old Brewery will have a mix of 1,2 and 3-bedroom apartments, as well as 2 three-bedroom houses, secure parking for 41 cars, and storage for 202 bicycles. The development will have fully accessible communal and public areas, with suitable ramping steps, level access approaches and thresholds.

Design Team:

Architects: Nash Partnership

Planners: GVA

Landscape Architect: Liz Lake Associates

Highway Engineers: Hydrock

Structural Engineers: Hydrock

Fire Engineers: Hydrock

Mechanical Engineers: SDS Engineering Consultants

QS: Randall Simmonds

Principal Designer: Nash Partnership