Case Study: Brandon Yard

August 2, 2018

Former captain drops anchor at Brandon Yard, Bristol

After more than 19 years in their home in Langford, Kevin Slade and his wife Jane decided to make the move to a waterside home at Brandon Yard, Bristol. Kevin, a former personnel director of a ship management company in Glasgow previously spent 22 years at sea, serving on a variety of ships as Captain. Now retired, the couple chose to downsize from their five-bedroom old barn conversion in the small village of Langford, to a new two-bedroom apartment in Bristol harbour.

The Brandon Yard site was previously part of the Canon’s Marsh gasworks, which closed in the 1960s and has been derelict since the 1970s. The scheme includes the redevelopment of Grade II listed stone buildings, West Purifier House, renamed Oculus House and Engine House, together with a collection of carefully designed new build apartments.

Having previously spent 16 years living in Clifton, the couple were keen to see what other areas of Bristol might suit their lifestyle, as Mr Slade comments, “We have always kept an eye on the gasworks and thought about moving back into Bristol – it all seemed to come together with the development of Brandon Yard.”

The couple chose Brandon Yard due to its excellent location, modern specification and waterside views. Their new home will be a south facing, two-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of the converted Oculus House. With its own separate entrance and large patio, it offers fantastic views of the water and SS Great Britain. Kevin commented, “Being so close to the city centre, we can easily go to the theatre, shops, or visit our old friends.”

Another draw for the couple was the proximity to Temple Meads train station via a short ferry or bus journey, as Kevin regularly travels by train into London to conduct his role as Chairman of the Merchant Navy Training board. When reflecting on the buying process Kevin stated, “The Acorn team have been helpful and informative throughout the buying process. Plus, they agreed for us to bring our two cats!.” The couple’s new home will be ready in Summer 2019.

With over 50% of the homes at Brandon Yard now sold, make sure you get in touch with us today to avoid disappointment!


Related Posts

See all

Discover Exmouth

Sandwiched between Somerset and Cornwall, Devon has so much to offer whether you choose to move to the North or South, but the common element across the whole of Devon is the beautiful scenic views
More >>

Thinking of selling your home? Read our Top Tips!

Top Tips on Selling Your Home Are you thinking of selling your home this year At Acorn we have seen a seasonal trend of of house searches and enquiries increasing in January, so now could be a great
More >>

Planning Permission Submitted For The Regeneration of Baltic Wharf, Totnes

Planning Permission Submitted For The Regeneration of Baltic Wharf, Totnes Baltic Wharf Developments Ltd submits planning application following extensive consultation Following an extensive cons
More >>

Urchfont Primary School children see construction in action at Hazel Green

Children from Urchfont Primary School had a special tour of our new Hazel Green development, including a look at how the homes have been constructed and demonstrations of site machinery in action O
More >>

Discover the beautiful Cotswold village of Greet

Greet is a charming small village located in the county of Gloucestershire It is situated in the picturesque Cotswolds region and is known for its breath-taking countryside and magical honey coloured
More >>

Discover the wonders of Lee Bay

Two coastlines – one wild, one calm – two National Parks – one dramatic, vast and wild, one green, tranquil and soft Granite-topped peaks, turquoise bays and soft, sandy beaches Dolphins can be
More >>

The Old Printworks writes a new chapter for Frome

The Old Printworks writes a new chapter for Frome in the place where Penguin first began publishing books, and a bustling community has been created Here are some of the reasons we think moving to The
More >>

Local Area Guide: Bruton, Somerset

Located in the heart of Somerset lies Bruton, a town rich in history and culture From streets filled with historic buildings and period homes, to independent boutiques and outstanding eateries, Bruton
More >>

Spotlight on Cheltenham

Spotlight on Cheltenham In 2020, Cheltenham was voted ‘the best place to live in the South West’ by The Sunday Times, with education, culture and connectivity highlighted as its best attributes I
More >>

Award winning interior designer brings show home to life at at Hazel Green

We are pleased to share that we have launched our show home at Hazel Green, an exclusive collection of nine, detached 3 and 4-bedroom homes in the picturesque village of Urchfont in Wiltshire All h
More >>

Beautiful Cotswold Homes now Available at Manor Court, Greet

Manor Court, a brand new development in the picturesque Cotswold village of Greet in Gloucestershire, has officially been launched for off plan purchase Manor Court is a collection of just six four
More >>

Topping Out Ceremony at The Old Printworks

On the 12th September, we reached a momentous milestone in the development of The Old Printworks in Frome where we hosted a 'Topping Out' ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first two phases
More >>