Guinness Partnership to start on 142 new homes in Bristol

The 66,000-home landlord has selected Hill Group to develop its McArthurs Yard scheme, which will include new affordable housing.
An artist's impression of The Guinness Partnership's McArthurs Yard scheme in Bristol.

The Guinness Partnership has announced that construction work will soon start on 142 new homes at its McArthurs Yard site in Bristol.

The 66,000-home social landlord has selected Hill Group to develop the scheme, which will include new affordable housing.

Hill Group has now been handed possession of the site. Construction work on the new homes is set to begin in early summer 2021.

Catriona Simons, chief executive of The Guinness Partnership, said: “We are delighted to be starting construction works at our McArthurs Yard site in Bristol.

“This development, which brings a long-derelict site back into use, will provide much needed, high-quality homes, and is part of our long-term commitment to building new homes and creating communities in Bristol, and across the country.”

The Guinness Partnership purchased the McArthurs Yard site in June 2018. The harbourside site in Bristol’s docks has lain vacant for over 20 years and is one of a few areas to remain undeveloped in this area of Bristol.

The scheme is expected to provide 142 new-build homes for market sale, shared ownership and social rent, as well as commercial space on the ground floor.

Andy Hill, chief executive of Hill Group, said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Guinness on this exciting waterside project in Bristol. This is the first scheme that Hill has embarked on in this thriving city and we are looking forward to creating a community that will breathe new life into a historic harbourside site that has been redundant for over 20 years.

“This significant collaboration brings together our extensive expertise in delivering large placemaking schemes alongside their vast knowledge of providing affordable homes.”

The Guinness Partnership is one of England’s largest affordable housing providers, owning and managing around 66,000 homes across the country.

Image: An artist’s impression of The Guinness Partnership’s McArthurs Yard scheme in Bristol. Credit: The Guinness Partnership.

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