Artisan Real Estate eyes Bristol for growth

Award winning sustainable Property investor and developer Artisan Real Estate is marking the launch of its first scheme in the South West – Everards Print Works – affirming its choice of the city as a centre for its regional hub for business development across southern England and South Wales. The Bristol office is the second for the developer who already operates out of Edinburgh.

Despite the challenges that the last 12 months has posed to the regional property market, the firm has committed to the region and its plans for growth in the region. Artisan cites the transport network, thriving and resilient local business community and cultural scene, and opportunities for local investment as the key drivers for choosing Bristol.

Myles Thomas, Artisan Real Estate’s regional development manager for the South comments, “Bristol was the obvious choice for our next regional office. Sitting at the heart of the South West, it has a thriving property market in its own right with top notch road and rail links. Bristol continues to grow in popularity as a destination to work and live.

“The pandemic has of course presented us – along with our peers and competitors – with a number of challenges, which will continue as we all navigate new ways to live and do business, but looking ahead has helped us to refocus on what is important to our customers when choosing a home, more external space, lower carbon emissions through use of less fossil fuel.

“We are looking to the long term, to a city and a region which has diverse economic drivers and where there is support and drive for recovery.

“For us it is the right environment in which to live, work and do business.”

Artisan’s latest flagship scheme is Everards Printing Works in the medieval heart of the city is typical of their target opportunity. The conversion project, which takes in the historic listed Everards Building in Broad street along with the former NatWest Court site will deliver a new 255 bed 4-star Dalata Clayton hotel, 24 apartment residential development, and co working office and café space.

Mr Thomas continues, “Everards Printing Works is our first development in the city and our introduction to the region. With our track record of repurposing historic buildings back into use, we are excited about breathing new life into this part of the city.”

Artisan was founded in 2009 as an independent, entrepreneurial business and has grown to become a respected name in the property market, managing and delivering a varied portfolio of high-profile projects across England and Scotland, including the new Government offices at by Edinburgh’s Royal mile.

With expertise in both residential and commercial property, Artisan is a regeneration specialist focused on delivering mixed-use, sustainable, urban developments.