The Paintworks is a fantastic modern development situated just off Bath Road. It is highly-regarded, being ‘a genuine attempt to regenerate a mixed use district centred primarily on a sense of community and in so doing provide a model for others to build on elsewhere’. There are 331 residential dwellings within the Paintworks, but this is far from a simple residential development. According to their website there was a ‘desire to place different uses side by side and to open up communal areas within the buildings. The mix of creative tenants, exhibition/event space and popular café/bar quickly defined a distinctive emerging character in Paintworks' early years. ’Within the Paintworks are popular venues such as Bocabar and Convoy Espresso, as well as an event venue, studio space and gallery of works by the renowned photographer Martin Parr.’ The Paintworks also thrives from its proximity to several other popular areas of Bristol. Just a short walk up the hill are the popular independent shops, eateries of Totterdown, such as The Eating Room, Southside, The Thali Restaurant and the award-winning Farrows Fish and Chips. The area is popular for the character of the houses, the feeling of community and the abundance of local green spaces. From the house, it is a short walk to Perrett’s Park, Arnos Court Park and the larger Victoria Park. Arnos Vale Victorian Cemetery and woodland are also home to Cleverchefs and a programme of events including Pop-up cinema, theatre, tours and classes. All parks nearby are very popular with local residents and combined with the tree lined streets and avenues in the area, give this location a particularly green feel. The area is ideal for commuters, being walking distance to Bristol City Centre, Temple Meads Train Station and the major areas of employment around Temple Quay. There is also a 2km cycle path to Temple Meads, making this a great option for people who regularly commute to London. Residents of this area also benefit from being within reach of the bars and restaurants just a short walk away along the Harbourside and in the City Centre itself. Spark Evans Park is a two minute walk away accessed by a pedestrian bridge, including shops such as M&S.
Situated in a prime position on the top floor of the building is this spacious two bedroom flat in the ever popular Paintworks. Its corner position with dual aspect windows overlooking the surrounding area means the flat benefits from masses of light throughout. The property has a large entrance hall perfect for storage including a utility cupboard which then leads to a perfectly designed living room/kitchen in the corner of the building with kitchen units down one side and integrated appliances. There are two double bedrooms, one with en-suite and a further bathroom. The current owner has owned the flat from new and has injected some excellent interior touches throughout. The flat also benefits from a parking space in an underground secure car park which also houses the bike storage.