Works begin to turn Georgian properties into boutique student apartments

January 24, 2017

Works are in full swing to transform three Grade II listed properties on Bristol’s historic Charlotte Street into stylish student homes, with a first glimpse of how they will look now revealed.

Charlotte’s Rise, as the accommodation will be known, will include 24 studio, one-bed and two-bed boutique apartments, each designed and finished to an exceptionally high standard. They will be furnished with premium touches such as flat-screen TVs, dishwashers, en-suite showers and ultra-fast internet connections.

Students renting an apartment at Charlotte’s Rise, which is based just off bustling Park Street, will also benefit from an on-site gym.

Urban Creation bought the buildings – numbers 14, 15 and 16 – from QualitySolicitors Burroughs Day last year in a deal worth around £2 million. The firm, which had used the buildings as offices for the past 70 years, has moved to Queen Square House.

The apartments, which will be larger in size that those typically rented by students, are expected to be ready for occupation in September 2017.  Pyramid Construction, which is based in the South West, is the building contractor on the project.

Jonathan Brecknell, is director of Urban Creation and has many years of experience in developing historic and often complex properties into homes.

He said: “These apartments will offer a rare combination of a fantastic location on the doorstep of Bristol’s vibrant Park Street, an historic setting within beautiful, Georgian townhouse properties and a design and finish that will be of premium quality.  As with all our projects, our focus is on paying real attention to detail and applying a clever approach to making the best use of this stunning space.

“We are very excited that works are now steaming ahead to return these historic buildings to their original use as homes, not least because this project will offer something really special for students wanting to make the most of life in Bristol.”

The town houses date back to around 1830 and were designed by William Paty, who was a surveyor, architect and mason and whose family was responsible for many of the well-known Georgian buildings that still remain in Bristol. He was appointed city surveyor in 1788, and his most notable works are perhaps Berkley Square, No. 7 Great George Street, now the Georgian House Museum, Blaise Castle House, and Christ Church.

Urban Creation worked closely with Bristol City Council planners to create a scheme within these historic buildings that would be sensitive to its surroundings, whilst retaining and enhancing the period features.

Charlotte Street links Park Street with Brandon Hill and benefits from far reaching views over St Georges Chapel to the city and beyond. It is close to the University of Bristol campus and the shops, bars and restaurants on Park Street, making this an ideal spot for students looking to discover everything the city has to offer.

Early lettings enquiries can be made by calling Urban Creation on 0117 3318266.