Two new tenants have agreed to take space within the former St Vincent’s Yard in the historic Silverthorne Lane. The deals were brokered by commercial property consultancy Bruton Knowles.
Office fit-out specialist Amarelle has agreed terms on 2,318 sq ft of space in the Front Offices, and alternative education charity Include has signed up for 6,712 sq ft in the adjacent Annexe building.
Paul Williams, Bristol head of agency at Bruton Knowles, said: "We were pleasantly surprised to discover that there are plenty of people willing to look at such locations – largely because of the increasing shortage of modern commercial property in Bristol, which in turn is due in part to the number of buildings which have been sold for conversion to residential use and to provide additional student accommodation.
"Silverthorne Lane is central to the city’s industrial heritage and its ornamental gateways, arches and crenelated turrets – reminiscent of a fairytale castle – are a familiar landmark for commuters."
He added: "The St Vincent's Works premises provide economical alternative workspace on the fringe of the city centre, and whilst not perhaps what you would call glamorous, both the Front Offices and the Annexe building are ideally suited to their new occupiers requirements."