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    Press release - 08 April 2019

    An exclusive first look at the Copper Building’s facade

    08 April 2019

    As scaffolding is lowered at the Copper Building in South Bristol, joint venture partners Urban Splash and Places for People have released two exclusive images showing the building’s façade for the first time.

    Gleaming in the sunshine, the new copper façade is a striking addition to the local landscape; copper is the dominant material at the building, covering much of the 170-metre long structure and offering an enthralling design aesthetic.

    The photos come just weeks after the joint venture partners released other sneak peek shots showing the interiors of the penthouses at the development – with computer generated images giving customers a tour of the two-bedroom homes and the dual aspect views they offer.

    Head of sales for the development Guy Ackernley explained: “We are thrilled to be able to tease a part of the façade ahead of the full completion later this summer. The building’s looking fantastic and we hope it whets the appetite of all of our customers who will soon call Copper Building home.”

    The penthouses are the final homes to be released for sale in the Copper Building; each comes with a balcony offering far reaching vistas over the site’s lake and 10 acres of private green space – as well as up to 947 sq ft of living space over two floors.

    The building is situated on the site of the former offices of Imperial Tobacco, adjacent to the completed Grade II Listed, iconic Lakeshore building – the structure of which was formerly the tobacco company’s offices – the homes will complete in the summer.

    The penthouses have been designed by Bristol-based architects Ferguson Mann, the practice responsible for designing the entire Lakeshore scheme. Their designs include a south-facing balcony in each penthouse home – spanning the full width of the apartment – as well as a large open plan living space, with floor to ceiling glazing throughout, as well high spec fittings in kitchens and en-suite bathrooms. Designer Nick Brown added: “We’ve evolved this site – once a workplace for local people – remaking it in its original spirit: beautiful design, exquisitely crafted in a properly luscious landscape. We can’t wait for these homes to complete and show the finished Copper Building – this teaser is just the start.”

    In addition to the penthouses, the seven-storey Copper Building also offers one and two bed apartments for modern day living with prices starting at just £150,000. Help to Buy is available on all of the homes at the scheme, meaning customers can purchase a one bedroom property with just a £7,500 deposit, and a penthouse with just £15,000 down. Concluded Guy: “Help to Buy is a great programme which has helped so many buyers across the country; the low deposit requirements make even a penthouse, 10 acres of gardens, and a lake even more attainable.”

    All beautifully designed and located on the edge of Bristol, the brand new homes are nestled within vast green space which was originally designed to give the Imperial Tobacco factory workers somewhere to relax and lunch. Today, the landscape is a place for Lakeshore locals to make their own with an orchard, willow glade, a jogging route, and allotments. Additionally, the site benefits from easy transport access – be that via foot, bike, bus, train or car.

    For more information on the Copper Building penthouses, email or visit for more information.

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