Plans have been submitted to restructure the existing disused Trelawney House office building into 37 residential units with a further roof extensions for 8 of the apartments. The project is situated in a prime Bristol city centre location, opposite Brunswick Square and within very close proximity to the high-street.
The fall in demand for office space and the lack of parking available at Trelawney House has resulted in the office block being left vacant for several years. The former office block will be turned into new desirable flats. Trelawney House had however, previously undergone refurbishment adding; two elevators, central heating, air conditioning and parking space that accommodated for six cars.
The development has been strategically chosen for its excellent location, well suited for the ever growing demographic of young-rental-professionals who are flocking to the area to live in the vibrant city. Bristol has an ever-expanding population of over 428,000 and is the largest commercial-centre in the South-West of England, given its multiple sprawling retail facilities within its shopping districts.
It is no surprise that Bristol is such a desirable place to live, said to be the ‘happiest city in England’, featuring two top-class universities, plans for a new high-speed rail connection, high employment rates, its own airport and great transport links to the rest of the country. It became apparent to MCR that there is a short supply of rental accommodation and buy-to-let properties due to the lack of housing available, pushing house and rental prices up for some time, making it an ideal development for our portfolio.