Yearly Archives: 2015

Smarts Quarter is now Complete!

For the team here at Green Spinnaker, Smarts Quarter was our first development, and what an amazing first development it has been. With all the apartments sold and the construction now complete we are looking forward to seeing the new owners moving into their homes very soon.

In just under a year we have gone from a bare, muddy plot to a collection of thirteen luxury apartments and maisonettes. Built and fitted to our high specifications we hope to see the new residents enjoying their new homes for many years to come.

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Growing Green at Smarts Quarter

gardening mudThe time has come to get down and dirty in the mud, introducing our brand new communal courtyard garden! Get your gloves and shovels at the ready as we bring you that fresh spring feeling, in September! The gorgeous variety of sweet smelling flowers with the back drop of the European Green Capital will keep our Smarts Quarter residents feeling fresh and fruity all year round.

For those of you who don’t know, Bristol is very proud to be the UK’s first cycling city and the ‘Green Capital’ for 2015! With a growing status as the most bike-friendly destination, we feel that our eco-friendly garden will blend in incredibly well. This Green City is plastered with bike routes, open spaces and eco-friendly campaigns – we are sure our home owners will have plenty to do on top of enjoying our specially designed eco garden!

The garden is set to be situated centrally in the grounds of Smarts Quarter so all of our residents will have access to it. It is strategically structured so the landscape will attract beautiful bugs, bees and butterflies as well as being visually pleasing to everyone in Smarts Quarter.

Feeling inspired by what will soon be a beautiful natural space for the Smarts Quarter residents to enjoy, we wanted to share with you our plans for the garden as well as see if we can inspire you to make an eco-friendly garden of your own.

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Smarts Quarter Sells Out!

Smarts Quarter Luxury Apartments All SoldWe are pleased to announce that all 13 luxury Smarts Quarter apartments are now SOLD!

It feels like just yesterday we first broke ground on our opening development as Green Spinnaker. How time has flown! We are on the brink of completion, with just interior fixings to finish, ready to welcome the brand new owners who will move in later this year.

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Top 5 Benefits of Buying a New Build Property

Benefits of Buying a New Build HouseThere are such varying choices of property on the market from country cottages, Victorian town house, period properties and of course modern new builds. When it comes to house hunting there is so much choice, yes everything is going to have a particular taste and image in their mind of that dream home but sometimes you might find you don’t even know where to start.

Well we are here to help buy giving you some more information about buying a new build. As new build property developers the following five points are the top benefits buyers will have if they choose to buy a newly built property and should definitely be something to consider.

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What First Time Buyers Need to Know About Purchasing a Home

First Time Buyers What you need to Know About Buying a HouseHere at Green Spinnaker we understand that entering the property market is harder than ever for first time buyers nowadays, especially with housing prices reaching an all-time high. With that in mind we decided to look into some of the essential information that first time buyers need to know to help you on your way to becoming home owners.

Yes the amount of money that you will need to save and invest will be considerable and quite scary, but we are here to help and make sure you understand any financial and other implications you will have before taking this big step. As this is a big financial undertaking it is crucial that right at the beginning of the process you work out exactly what you can afford so that you won’t slip up or find any problems further into the process.

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Latest Update from the Green Spinnaker News Room

Latest News from Green Spinnaker and Smarts QuarterFebruary seems to have been and gone in a flash, probably because we have been super busy here at Green Spinnaker pushing the development forward, which means we have plenty to update you with.

Smarts Quarter Development Updates

In particular, we have plenty to update you with in regards to the development of Smarts Quarter. To start we have now completed most of the blockwork, the final floor is being finished at the moment. For those of us who don’t have a problem with heights, the view from the scaffolding shows of the amazing Bedminster landscape and hills around Bristol. That will be the view for those of you who choose one of our third floor apartments, after all who doesn’t love a great view.

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Bristol the Set for the Stars

TV Show and Movies Filmed in BristolBristol residents (majority of which were teenage girls) gathered outside the Colston Hall last month, all of which attempting to capture a glance of Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. With a suspected Christmas special in the making, Bristol once again became a set location for the extremely popular TV show.

Even though actually capturing a glimpse of a star of a movie or TV show is rare and difficult it is still exciting to know that this city that we love has been chosen to be the set of some famous TV programmes and films; so we have been looking into what has been filmed in Bristol over the years, who knew so many famous people had filmed here!

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10 Romantic Things you can do with you Loved One in Bristol

Romantic things to do in BristolIts back, Valentine’s Day has come around once again and for those of you who are looking forward to spending it with your loved one, we have been finding out just how romantic a place Bristol can be. It is not up there with Paris, we agree, but we have pulled together 10 of the most romantic things you could be enjoying in Bristol this February 14th with the person you love.

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Bristol the Green Capital

Bristol the Green CapitalAlong with many other people we are proud of the recent announcement that Bristol has won the title of European Green Capital. With all things green being increasingly important all over the world, people will be watching Bristol throughout the year to see what the city has in store, and as the first UK winner of the award there’s no pressure!

At the launch of Bristol as the Green Capital, Tony Juniper who is an ambassador of Bristol 2015 was quoted saying “In 2015, Bristol has the chance to play a leading role on the world stage by showing how it is not only possible but highly desirable to close the ‘green gap’. I am looking forward to Bristol providing the kind of inspiration needed to shape a different future than the one we are presently heading toward.” The concept of the ‘green gap’ is at the forefront of Bristol 2015 which focuses on the difference between our green intentions and our actions, Bristol has the opportunity to make the UK proud and really show what can and should be done to ‘Bridge the Gap’ to a more green and sustainable world.

With this being the case we wanted to look deeper into what green projects Bristol is currently doing or has planned; as well as how Smarts Quarter has added to Bristol’s green name.

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Latest News from the Smarts Quarter Development

Latest News from Green SpinnakerExtra! Extra! Read all about the latest news about the Smarts Quarter development in Bristol.

So much has happened since our last update and we are so excited about the great progress we are making, with the build still on schedule. As you will be able to see from our new video we are now up to the second or three floors. The walls have been marked out which allows us to see just how spacious the rooms are going to be and the large sash windows will bring plenty of light and an airy feel to the properties as well as giving some fantastic views of Barton Hill to the south east. We have to say the development is really starting to come together now.

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