Topping out at McArthur’s Yard marks key milestone for Bristol Dockyard project

Topping out at McArthur’s Yard marks key milestone for Bristol Dockyard project

A major redevelopment project forming part of the transformation of Bristol’s historic waterfront reached a key milestone on May 12th with the topping out of McArthur’s Yard. The development is being delivered by The Guinness Partnership in collaboration with The Hill Group to create 142 new homes of which 50% will be affordable, on brownfield land that had stood derelict for over 20 years.

Guinness acquired the site after successfully securing planning permission and subsequently appointed The Hill Group as their delivery partner. Hill has a strong track record in major urban redevelopment projects having delivered significant schemes across London and the South East.

Present to mark the occasion were Ben Cook, Development Director, Ryan Hosken, Head of Development Delivery (South), Craig Macdonald, Head of new Business and Bob Fish, Senior Development Manager from Guinness, together with Andy Fancy, Regional Managing Director, Allan O’Brien, Deputy Regional Director, Mark O’Neill, Project Manager and Patrick Connolly, Technical Manager all from Hill.

Ben Cook, Development Director – South at The Guinness Partnership commented: “The event marks a key moment in the regeneration of this important site and signals the excellent progress being made on the project. The topping out of McArthur’s Yard brings us another step closer to delivering new homes for the people of Bristol, and a new waterfront development that will enhance this important part of the city.”

Andy Fancy, Regional Managing Director for Hill, said: “It is vital to unlock the value of brownfield sites to deliver much-needed housing and revitalise key urban areas. Here at McArthur’s Yard, we have been working with Guinness to revitalise a long derelict site, applying our expertise and know-how to create what will be a major new district on the Bristol waterfront. We are proud to have already reached the topping out phase of the project as the scheme takes shape.”

Hill broke ground at McArthur’s Yard at the end of 2021 and the development is scheduled to complete in Summer 2024. The development will provide a range of one, two and three-bedroom homes for shared ownership, market sale and social rent as well as commercial space.

McArthur’s Yard includes a number of important sustainable and lifestyle features, including cycle spaces and electric car charging points. McArthur’s Yard also generates 20% of its energy via renewables.

The development will also contribute significant social value towards the local community over the course of the project by bringing employment and supply chain opportunities to the area. Once completed, new street-level commercial units will provide local employment as well as increased amenities for the community.

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