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Former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory, Bristol

The site consisted of a series of dilapidated Victorian factory buildings located in the Greenbank area of Bristol.  There was a historic resolution to grant planning permission for a high density mixed-use scheme including 252 residential units and approximately 70,000 sq ft of commercial floor space.  Planning consent was never granted due to a failure to finalise negotiations on the Section 106 Agreement.

Our West Country division, Generator South West, acquired the site in April 2014.

The historic scheme was never commercially viable, with a key factor being the high costs associated with converting the decaying Victorian buildings on site. The buildings had subsequently further deteriorated over time since the closure of the site in 2006.  Due to concerns over health and safety, and the level of asbestos on site demolition was carried out to the worst affected buildings over Summer 2015.

Following hundreds of responses received from local residents through 2 public consultation events, our dedicated twitter feed and website, a detailed planning application was submitted in December 2015.  
The application is for a residentially led mixed use scheme to include 91 apartments, 47 houses, circa 18,500sqft of commercial space featuring a mix of office, community and café/bar uses, all surrounding a public square creating a new community hub.
For further in information please visit the development’s website: