We're hosting drop in event at St Anne's Church on the 17th and 20th November. Representatives from Speller Metcalfe and Generator South West will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the construction management plan and the programme of works over the next few months. We hope you can join us.    The event is being held as follows:  Saturday, 17th November from 11am - 2pm  Tuesday, 20th November from 4 - 8pm  St Anne's Church, St Leon…

Following our programme of site preparation, Generator South West will shortly commence construction of 140 new homes comprising 96 apartments and 44 houses together with c. 15,000 sq ft of flexible work space, café/bar and a community hub commercial, retail and community space on the site of the former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory in Greenbank. Easton. We expect to be on site in the next 3-6 weeks.  Before commencement, near neighbours of the site…

Further survey and investigative works will be taking place over the next three weeks. These works will be on the old Administration building, located on the junction of Co-operation Road and Turley Road and include: clearance of overgrown vegetation to perimeter of building removal of debris from inside and to the perimeter of the building a small scaffold access and a topographical survey  Access for all the works will be via the existing site e…

As you may know, important surveys are currently being undertaken on the former Elizabeth Shaw Factory site prior to construction. Further ground investigations will begin on Monday 19th February. Nearby residents may hear some noise, however we are aiming to complete this as soon as possible and it should not last for more than three days. If you have any concerns during this time, please do not hesitate to contact us on: 0800 148 8911 or feedback@choc…

A number of surveys are currently being undertaken on site which will satisfy the requirements of our pre-commencement planning conditions with Bristol City Council and enable us to start construction. We hope to start building on site later this year and will be sure to provide the local community with information about the likely development programme as soon as it is available.

Press statement 26/10/16 – The Chocolate Factory, Bristol   Generator South West submitted the current application after two years of extensive public consultation and collaboration with the community, which showed that many local people were very keen to see some of the original buildings from the former Chocolate Factory retained. As a direct result of this, our plans were amended to include the retention of key existing buildings, as well as new buil…

Generator South West has now submitted a full planning application to Bristol City Council for the redevelopment of Bristol’s former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory, after a long and inclusive consultation process with the local Greenbank community. Since initial concept design workshops in June 2014, Generator has carried out three stages of consultation with the local community and interested organisations to gather feedback at various stages of the de…

Specialist developer Generator South West has agreed to donate salvaged doors from the former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory in Bristol to help build a public art installation in the remaining shell of the city’s Grade II listed Temple Church. Generator South West has recently completed the first phase of demolition of selected buildings on the former Chocolate Factory site. The company will soon be finalising redevelopment plans to build much-needed ne…

GSW is currently carrying out an extensive programme of public consultation on redevelopment proposals for the derelict former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory site in Greenbank, having acquired the site in April 2014. GSW prides itself on its conscientious approach to community engagement and started the consultation with stakeholders early in the development process in May 2014. Since then we have received many positive ideas, feedback and suggestions f…

Greenbank residents and interested local people expressed their support for the redevelopment of Bristol’s long-derelict former Chocolate Factory site at an event held at Easton Community Centre recently. The open forum, hosted by new site owners Generator South West (GSW), provided an opportunity for local people to have their say and ask questions on an early stage concept masterplan produced by the GSW design team. The event was attended by over 180 p…

Generator South West LLP has embarked upon a programme of community consultation events to capture the ideas of the Greenbank residents - as well as the wider Bristol community - on their plans to redevelop the former Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory site. Interested local groups, including local planning group Chocbox 2.0, were invited to participate in a workshop event at the Easton Community Centre on Friday 13th June, where a number of local groups di…