The new £20 million Copper Building - a 170m long structure which will soon flank the Northern boundary of the former Imperial Tobacco site - reached the “topping out” construction milestone, which sees the seven-storey building now at its highest point.

Copper Building will offer 136 new apartments for local people, many of which will be launched for sale next month.

Beautifully designed homes

Mary Parsons, Group Director of Placemaking and Regeneration at Places for People, said, “Our working partnership with Urban Splash continues to flourish and I am delighted that we’ve marked another achievement as we strive to bring more beautifully designed new homes to South Bristol.” 

Guy Ackernley, Director of Residential Sales at Urban Splash, said: “It’s been quite the milestone reaching the building’s highest point and being able to enjoy some stunning views of the 10 acres of gardens and a panoramic aspect of the surrounding area too.”

Designed by Ferguson Mann, the architecture practice founded by former Bristol Mayor George Ferguson, the new building draws its inspiration from the nearby orchards whilst also reflecting the designs of the original Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Cor-Ten building.

Enhancing communities

Nick Brown from the practice explained: “Clad in copper, the building’s warm exterior complements its adjacent Cor-ten steel cousin - the original ‘70s building - across the way. We’ve revived the original connection of the two buildings with a new entranceway that opens up a view down to the original structure, echoing that now lost connection between the factory and office. Ultimately, by designing a new building which very much has a relationship with the existing one, we’ve certainly enhanced this already awesome community.”

The autumn sales event takes place on Saturday 29 September. Anyone wishing to register their interest ahead of the sales launch should email or visit the Urban Splash website for more information.

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