THE PROPOSALS

creating a new mixed-use development that complements the existing OLD MARKET neighbourhood.

 
 
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THE PROPOSALS

 
 

First Base are proposing to develop the Soapworks site in Old Market with an iconic mixed-use development that will celebrate Bristol’s industrial past and creative culture. The development will include:

  • The sensitive renovation of the Gardiner Haskins’ Warehouse, a key heritage asset

  • An aparthotel

  • Retail space, bars and restaurants

  • A mixture of new homes, including a proportion that will be affordable

  • Commercial space for co-working

  • New public open space and improvements public realm

  • Pedestrian links through the site

  • Financial contributions to maintain and where possible improve local infrastructure

First Base are currently consulting on the concept outlined above and will bring forward detailed proposals for the site for consultation in the coming months.

Photo of the existing Gardiner’s Warehouse

Photo of the existing Gardiner’s Warehouse

 
 
 

An industrial history

GARDINER HASKINS BEGAN AS BLACKSMITHS AND IRONMONGERS AND MOVED TO THE SOAPWORKS PREMISES IN 1958. IN 2019 GARDINER HASKINS MOVED TO ITS NEW PREMISES ON STRAIGHT STREET where they continue to trade successfully.

 
 
 
 
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