With Britain’s housing market due to re-open as the lockdown is eased, the first release of shared ownership homes at The Chocolate Factory in Greenbank has been announced.

Eight new build apartments will be launched in June giving househunters the first opportunity to be a part of this exciting new development.

The high specification apartments include 1 and 2-bedroom options in the heart of a popular BS5 neighbourhood.

Located in Greenbank, the scheme takes its name from the former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory which closed in 2006. Still a significant and much-loved part of the community, regeneration specialists, Generator South West, are honoring its historic past by keeping some of the original buildings.

Once completed The Chocolate Factory will feature 140 new homes, workspace for local businesses, a café/bar and retail units, adding to the already vibrant community in Greenbank.

There will also be a public open square with new access points directly onto the Bristol and Bath Railway Path so residents can enjoy the best of the Bristol countryside while being within easy reach of the City Centre.

Generator South West’s Development Director, Jason Schofield, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Yarlington to ensure we have a range of housing for all at The Chocolate Factory. We’re proud to be transforming this historic site which has stood derelict for many years and create something from which the whole community will benefit.”

Chris Hill, Managing Director of CJ Hole, which is handling the sale of both the shared ownership and open market properties, said: “This is a really fantastic development in a popular area and with great links into the city centre. The design of the scheme along with the planned community spaces and retail and leisure units on site makes it a really exciting prospect for us to be involved in.

“We are inviting anyone interested to contact our Redfield office to find out more.”

The first shared ownership apartments at the hotly anticipated scheme will come onto the market in June and with the first 3-bedroom family homes made available for sale later on in the year.

Prices for the first phase of apartments start at £81,000 for a 40% share.

To register your interest or find out more about general launch at the development contact either CJ Hole on 0117 955 1817 or Savills on 0117 010 035.

To register your interest or find out more about shared ownership homes at the development contact CJ Hole on 0117 955 1817.