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The General by City & Country

Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6SX

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The General, located in BS1 a short walk from Bristol City Centre and Temple Meads Station, offers both stylish converted character homes in the original listed buildings and contemporary newly built apartments in 'The Iron Foundry' with light, modern interiors.

The conversion homes at The General offer residents all the charm and striking character of a listed property coupled with light, modern interiors and cosmopolitan waterfront living. It is rare to find such a combination, but The General delivers on all counts.

Whilst the recently launched Iron Foundry, the first new build development at The General, is a collection of 16 luxurious and contemporary apartments offering views across the Bathurst Basin, River Avon or a stylish new water feature facing the converted Victorian General Hospital. With sophisticated living in mind these spacious apartments offer the ultimate city lifestyle.

When complete The General will be home to a collection of 205 one to four bedroom new and converted apartments and houses. The character-filled homes, situated in the Grade II Listed buildings of the former Bristol General Hospital will include a converted chapel, triplex apartments with glazed upper floors and a penthouse apartment located in the unique octagonal tower, with views across the city to the Somerset countryside. The reinstatement of the original roofscapes and balconies will provide many of the apartments with their own terraces.

This extensive mix of properties, all set around a restored central courtyard, many with views of the waterfront, combine to offer a wide range of homes. An exclusive and partially gated community, The General provides the perfect city centre retreat; minutes from the bustling centre, yet far enough to offer an oasis and retreat when needed.

Cars and bikes will also be catered for in secure underground car parks and designated bike shed. Additional facilities, for a stress-free lifestyle include gated access, voice activated door entry, maintained communal areas and an on-site caretaker.

At lower street level there is a collection of commercial properties which have been deliberately included within the masterplan to aid investment, economic growth and vitality within the immediate area.

Residents choosing The General will not only be buying a piece of history, but also a property with all the convenience and security provided by a quality city centre home.
  1. Short walk from Bristol City Centre and Temple Meads Station
  2. Character-filled homes
  3. Located in a bustling waterfront location
  4. Modern interiors



Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6SX

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The Generalís central location offers easy access throughout the city centre, whilst it also forms the heart of a vibrant new community of its own on the harbourside. Residents at The General will be on the doorstep of fashionable shopping, a wide range of entertainment venues, as well as a number of stylish eateries. The cosmopolitan streets offer an array of chic boutique and designer outlets whilst the city is bursting with fantastic independently owned restaurants, bars and cafes.


Home to the internationally renowned Bristol University and the popular University of the West of England, Bristol is home to over 45,000 students, who greatly contribute to the cityís youthful and sociable personality. Properties at The General will exceed the demands of student living, whilst also offering a sage investment for parents who are looking to secure a residence for their son or daughter during their period of study and as an investment beyond that.

Transport Links

The General is well positioned for commuters; Bristol Temple Meads is just a five minute walk and offers regular services. With plans to electrify the railway between London and Bristol by 2016, doubling the number of services and reducing travel time by twenty minutes, the city is an attractive proposition for those looking to commute into the capital.

Nearest stations:

National Train Station logo Bristol Temple Meads (0.5 miles)
National Train Station logo Bedminster (0.5 miles)
National Train Station logo Parson Street (1.2 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode



The General juxtaposes modern interior specifications with the character of a listed building. The stylish interior finishes are in stark contrast to the Italianate Classicism of the buildings, with their combination of Bath Stone and Pennant Stone dressings, arched sash windows and stained glass roundels. This bold combination provides residents with a unique blend of old and new, rarely found in a modern development.

Where possible many of the original features have been carefully restored including:

- Windows, doors and plaster mouldings
- Door and window ironmongery
- Existing fireplaces
- Original floor coverings including parquet

The contemporary interiors are created using a palette of neutral coloured materials which blend perfectly with the historic features of the properties. Each home has also been cleverly designed to maximise space and natural light, with careful attention paid to every detail of the interior finishes. The specification includes:

- Oak engineered brushed flooring features in most living areas and some kitchens, with porcelain tiles to others
- 100% wool carpets to bedrooms for a luxurious finish
- All homes feature intruder alarms, mains operated smoke detectors and chrome shaver sockets
- Period and contemporary style light fittings including downlighters, pendants or lighting tracks
- Internal cabling to allow easy installation of terrestrial television
- Telecom points fitted to living area and selected rooms
- Alarms to all units
- Video activated door entry, where applicable, to communal areas
- Radiators or underfloor heating powered by communal heating system

The General offers a selection of individually designed luxury kitchens with a mixture of finishes to suit. The specification includes:

- Contemporary matt handle-less linear kitchens from Ballerina
- Neff stainless steel appliances to include a single or double oven
- Majority of units have ceramic hobs, some of which are induction
- Integrated dishwashers, washer/dryers and fridge/freezers to select units
- Laminate or stone worktops
- Microwave ovens where specified

Bathrooms are modern and understated featuring soft colours and quality brands.
The specification includes:

- Sanitaryware by Laufen
- Brassware from Crosswater
- Shower enclosures and screens by Simpsons or Kermi
- Heated towel rails
- Selection of contemporary porcelain tiles to floors and walls

About Developer

City & Country is a family-run business which specialises in restoring and converting historic properties into unique dwellings of exceptional quality and character. With over 50 years in business we have developed the expertise and cultivated the imagination needed to create homes that fit sensitively with the important heritage and ecological aspects of complex and difficult sites.

City & Country consistently win prestigious awards because they exceed expectations in terms of innovative, sympathetic design, high quality and traditional craftsmanship.

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