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Wapping Wharf cleans up at award ceremonies

The second phase of Muse's Bristol scheme, Wapping Wharf, has beaten off stiff competition to take home SEVEN trophies in recent weeks.

It has been praised for a wide range of successes, including its tenure mix, contribution to placemaking and the quality of the overall development.

Judges of the Insider South West Property Awards said the scheme won their placemaking award “due to the incredible impact the scheme has made on Bristol Harbourside and on the wider city as a whole” while Bristol Life magazine said: “this widely-praised major regeneration has welcomed inhabitants ahead of schedule with over 80% of its sale homes taken already. Bringing unique culture and life to Wapping Wharf.”

Judges of the Bristol Property Awards added: “This exemplar scheme was delivered ahead of schedule, establishing a thriving community of independent shops, restaurants and cafes, with exciting energy of new homes. A shining example to attract investment into the city.”

This latest phase of development, which secured £23.4 million funding from Homes England, incorporates 163 private sale homes alongside 49 shared ownership and 44 for private rent, which have been sold to Sovereign Housing. The project is being delivered in partnership with Umberslade.

The scheme has repurposed a once-derelict area, creating a vibrant new community with 600 much-needed homes for the city, including over 20% affordable, as well as restoring the Grade II listed City Gaol Gate and building a bustling independent retail and leisure scene.

The following recent awards are in addition to the five that the scheme picked up for its first phase:

• Urban Shared Ownership Scheme of the Year, Inside Housing Awards
• Best Large Housing Development, Michelmore South West Awards
• Placemaking Award, Insider South West Property Awards
• Residential Development of the Year, Insider SW Residential Property Awards
• Property Award, Bristol Life Awards
• Transformation & Civic Development and the overall “Winner of Winners”, Bristol Property Awards

Wapping Wharf is also in the running for best regeneration scheme at the British Homes Awards and development of the year at the RESI Awards in the coming weeks.