North Bristol’s newest hotel nears completion

Photo of Paul Hobbs (left) and Byron Hammond in front of the new Village Urban Resorts hotel.

Landmark building on corner of Gipsy Patch Lane and Gloucester Road due to open in November.

As north Bristol’s newest hotel nears completion at Horizon 38 in Filton, more deals have been announced at the rapidly developing 60-acre business park, one of the biggest mixed-use schemes of its kind in the country.

The Village Urban Resorts 153-bed hotel, which is located on the corner of the A38 and Gipsy Patch Lane, is quickly becoming a landmark in the area. Seven storeys high, the hotel, which is due to open in November this year, is clearly visible from the A38. The business class hotel will feature a business and events HUB, and a state-of-the-art health and fitness club including swimming pool, bar and restaurant. It is expected to create 100 new jobs for the area.

Paul Hobbs at GVA, joint letting agent with JLL for developers St Francis Group and iSec at Horizon 38 says:

“Village Urban Resorts is a high profile and successful national brand, which we are very pleased to have anchoring the new commercial park within Horizon 38.”

“Together with Selco Builders Warehouse, which opened its doors to customers in May, the hotel has without doubt acted as a catalyst for the wider employment and industrial development, with two new occupiers, LSI Workplace Europe, and Motor Parts Direct, the latest to become a part of the business community here.”

LSI Workplace Europe, provider of office furniture installation and relocation services, is now open and trading, having relocated from Avonmouth to be a part of Horizon 38. Motor Parts Direct has also chosen Horizon 38 for its latest branch supplying quality car parts to the independent garage industry. Motor Parts Direct is expecting to be trading from its new unit in September.

Situated within the recently completed phase of industrial and warehouse units at Horizon 38, LSI has taken 5,150 sq ft of space at unit G4A, whilst Motor Parts Direct has taken 6,600 sq ft of space in unit G3B.

They are part of a group of ten new, high quality employment units that were released to the market earlier this year.

Paul Hobbs continues:

“The speed that these new units have been snapped up following the build completion earlier this year is a meaningful reflection not just of the location and the quality of build, but importantly of the growing business community that is quickly becoming established at Horizon 38.”

“This is a hugely significant project that is rapidly taking shape, changing the business landscape in Filton.”

Aimed at medium-sized companies across all manufacturing and logistics sectors seeking a high-quality base, the new employment units grouped in two terraces range in size from 4,500 sq ft to 7,400 sq ft and can be combined to form larger units if required. All the units have allocated customer parking and are located close to the scheme’s anchor trade occupier, Selco Builders Warehouse.

The units complement the bigger logistics and factory units available, which range from 21,500 sq ft to 115,600 sq ft.

Paul Hobbs concludes:

“With a new landmark hotel for Filton, and the first new speculative, flexible space business units to be built in north Bristol during the last 20 years, Horizon 38 is quickly making its mark, setting the new standard for commercial space in the city.”

Photo: Paul Hobbs (left) and Byron Hammond of real estate adviser GVA, in front of the new Village Urban Resorts hotel at Horizon 38.

This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 45). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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