New build homes: Bristol’s 10 highest rated

Is a new build home in Bristol a good buy and, if so, where should you start looking? From its Georgian streets and historic landmarks to its amazing art scene and unique cultural identity, Bristol is a thriving West Country hub that attracts students and families alike. It’s also one of the safest cities in the UK, and with rolling hills and AONB countryside on its doorstep, a rural adventure is never far away. So it’s not surprising then that the city plays host to a wide range of new build homes and developments.

Are Bristol’s new build homes a good investment?

Sunset over the Clifton suspension bridge

While character properties have their charm, new builds are ready to live in, often more energy-efficient, and easier to maintain. If you don’t fancy tackling a long list of expensive jobs, a new house is an attractive prospect. This is especially true when it is sold with a decent developer’s warranty that will cover any teething problems.

Double points for buying in an area with a booming local economy and housing market – somewhere just like Bristol, in fact. Home to high net-worth industries and a cutting-edge tech scene, it’s no wonder house prices may grow by 20.5 per cent between 2021 and 2024. Thanks to this rapid expansion, the city is becoming an increasingly popular choice for home hunters and investors.

Is Bristol expensive to live in?

According to the latest stats from Zoopla, the average sale price for a home in Bristol is £361,867 (July 2022). Flats commanded an average sale price of £253,575, with terraced houses going for around £344,356.

How does this compare with other UK cities? Bristol follows hot on the heels of London, Oxford, Cambridge and Bournemouth in terms of claiming some of the country’s highest property values. However, it offers a range of lower-cost shopping and entertainment options too – including plenty of free cultural attractions.

Bristol’s top 10 new build homes developments

Of course, not all developments are created equal! So which offer the best quality homes and excellent value for money? Below, we share out 10 top-rated new build homes in Bristol, as rated by HomeViews verified residents. Our ranking system is based on five distinct categories – facilities, design, location, value and management – so you can make an informed choice about where to buy.

Redcliff Quarter is a mixed use development comprising of 128 rental only apartments. The development is only a short walk away from Bristol Temple Meads station. This offers links to the capital and various other key locations across the UK. In addition, residents benefit from a range 0f facilities and amenities on site. These include […] Read reviews and details of Redcliff Quarter by A2Dominion Rental Only, BS1

4.01 (29 reviews)
4.01 (29 reviews)

Located at Finzels Reach, Hawkins & George is in the heart of Bristol with over 194 homes to rent. The homes range from studios, 1 and 2 bed apartments. The scheme benefits from being located next to modern offices, bars, restaurants and coffee shops. As well as local amenities renters have onsite resident services team […] Read reviews and details of Hawkins & George, BS1

Box Makers Yard is a rental only development, managed by Urbanbubble. It offers a range of 1, 2 and 3-bed apartments on offer with a variety of furnished and unfurnished options. These come with courtyard or city views, extra storage and private balconies or terraces. In addition, there are a range of flexible tenancy lengths […] Read reviews and details of Box Makers Yard, BS2

Templebridge apartments is located on Bristol Harbourside, in close proximity to Cabot Circus and Temple Meads train station. It comprises of just 22 apartments, most of which feature river views from spacious balconies and access to resident-only car parking. Read reviews and details of Templebridge Apartments, BS1

Invicta is a residential development with a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Located on Bristol’s Harbourside, it is only a short distance away from various waterfront attractions. This is in addition to various nightlife options and the City Centre’s shopping outlets. Bristol Temple Meads station is less than a mile away, which has […] Read reviews and details of Invicta by A2Dominion Rental Only, BS1

4.24 (23 reviews)
4.24 (23 reviews)

Frenchay Gardens by Redrow Homes sits in close proximity to Bristol. In addition to being just 6 miles away from the city, Frenchay is located just half a mile from J1 of the M32. Residents benefit from a range of local supermarkets and leisure facilities such as a cricket club and golf courses nearby. Read reviews and details of Frenchay Gardens, BS16

4.20 (11 reviews)
4.20 (11 reviews)

Wapping Wharf is an Umberslade development that was designed by Alec French Architects. It boasts around 500 one, two and three-bedroom apartments located in the historical and cultural heart of Bristol. It is also only a 20-minute walk or 6-minute cycle away from Bristol Temple Meads station. Read reviews and details of Wapping Wharf, BS1

Canons Gate is an A2Dominion by Rental Only development located on Bristol’s Harbourside. The development features 101 rental only apartments. Additionally, Canons Gate features include balconies, landscaped communal gardens and open plan living rooms. Furthermore, the Harbourside is full of great places to see and go, offering plenty of bars, restaurants, shops and visitor attractions. […] Read reviews and details of Canons Gate by A2Dominion Rental Only, BS1

4.12 (14 reviews)
4.12 (14 reviews)

Paintworks Apartment is a Verve development and is comprised of 331 one to four bedroom apartments, alongside offices and commercial space. It has a waterside location with a close proximity to Bristol Temple Meads station. The apartments vary in style from old paint factory buildings to newly built apartment and houses. Read reviews and details of Paintworks Apartments, BS4

Highbrook Park, by Crest Nicholson, sits in the village of Harry Stoke. Comprising of one to five-bedroom homes, the development benefits from excellent transport links. With Parkway Station a few minutes away, as well as the M32, residents here have access to Central Bristol within 30-minutes. Read reviews and details of Highbrook Park, BS34

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