Consultation on our plans to redevelop an underused office car park for housing on Spike Island

Cumberland Road, is one of the main roads into Bristol, running along the River Avon, south side of Spike Island from the Cumberland Basin to Wapping Wharf.

Spike Island is one of Bristol’s most important historic and cultural neighbourhoods. Home to the SS Great Britain, Spike Island Centre For Contemporary Arts and M Shed, it is increasingly a place where people also choose to live.

Our proposals would provide a mix of highly-sustainable affordable and open market homes on what is currently an underused office car park, allowing more people to live in one of the city’s most vibrant communities. It would also bring more jobs through the conversion of the basement of the existing Georgian House for additional offices.

Our award-winning Bristol architect has designed a scheme that sits comfortably within the historic docklands, and which respects highly-valued neighbouring businesses.

Acorn Developments

The Team

Acorn Property Group is an independent development and regeneration specialist which – for more than 25 years – has successfully created a range of bespoke award-winning residential-led and new-build schemes across the South West. If you look across the water from the SS Great Britain you can see an example of one of our hugely successful Bristol developments, Brandon Yard. This project featured the careful restoration of two Grade II listed stone buildings, together with carefully-designed new build apartments.

A focus on sustainability has always been at the forefront of our design process. To recognise this, we launched Acorn Green, an initiative which represents our commitment to the implementation of the best possible design and technologies to further drive down the carbon footprint of our homes.

The Architects

O’LearyGoss Architects is an award-winning Bristol-based practice known in particular for its focus on sustainable design. Its Bristol schemes include the conversion of the historic Robinson Building in Bedminster which received CABE Building for Life and Bristol Civic Society Environmental awards.

We are looking for feedback on our proposals