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    McArthur’s Yard

    Shared Ownership in Bristol

    • 1 and 2 bedroom
    • Starting from £87,750
    • Bristol, BS1

    New Shared Ownership Properties for Sale in Bristol – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

    McArthur’s Yard is now accepting applicants for its first selection of 1 & 2-bedroom apartments.

    There are 120 new build apartments up for sale through Shared Ownership, including high-quality one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and two-storey 2 & 3-bedroom duplexes.

    Click ‘Apply Now’ to submit your application and start the process to qualify for a home today!


    Located by Bristol’s famous harbourside, McArthur’s Yard offers one, two and three-bedroom flats and duplexes across three modern buildings. These stylish homes let people live close to the city’s vibrant life while enjoying the calm of the waterfront.

    McArthur’s Yard is ideally located for exploring the harbourside and is one of the best places to live in Bristol for young professionals. You can catch the Metro bus, experience the best coffee shops, take a peaceful ferry ride across the harbour, or just walk out your door to start your adventure. There is also plenty of things to do at the Harbourside and easy access to events and festivals in Bristol.

    Guinness Homes, an award-winning developer, has brought this project to life. It’s one of the last spots on the harbourside yet to be developed. Many homes here have superb views and are just a short walk from everything else in the city.

    Shared Ownership Scheme in Bristol

    Shared Ownership is perfect for people who dream of owning a home but can’t afford the 10% deposit needed for buying one outright. It’s great for those who want their own place and would rather put money into their own property than rent from someone else.

    With Shared Ownership, you buy part of a home, which means you need a smaller deposit and mortgage. This way, you get to enjoy living in a new-build by Bristol’s harbourside without the huge upfront costs.

    It offers an affordable way to own a home for many people. You purchase a share of your home, pay rent on the part you don’t own, and also cover a monthly service charge. Guinness may own part of your property, but it’s your space to decorate and live in as you please. Plus, you decide when it’s the right time to sell.


    McArthur’s Yard, previously known as McArthur’s Warehouse, was the old base for the McArthur’s Group – a metal merchant from Bristol started in the 1860s. It was first built as a malt house but got neglected and fell apart after being unused for over 20 years. Now, it’s on its way to becoming a modern development for people in Bristol.

    The revival of McArthur’s Yard and regeneration at the harbourside over the years has been all about sustainability; bricks from the original building have been kept and reused, with two-thirds of an old wall being saved and strengthened to last longer. Bath Stone slabs and grey stone setts from before are also being used again, especially around Block A’s side entrance, keeping alive the memory of this historic place.

    Located near parks and by the harbourside, efforts were made to reduce environmental impact by adding bird and bat boxes in the landscaping. Swift-friendly bricks are placed along one side too – offering homes to some new winged neighbours.

    A standout feature at McArthur’s Yard is how they’ve used Welsh blue pennant kerb stones at the front and blue-grey clay setts leading down around a notable dock area. This mix beautifully blends traditional cobbled streets with sleek new buildings, showing off both Bristol’s rich industrial history and its bright future.


    The details about the properties are accurate as of the printing date, but might change as construction goes on. The pictures shown are just to give you an idea of the expected quality and style, and they might not match exactly what’s in the homes. Unless it’s clearly stated in the sales contract, these details aren’t meant to be part of any offer or agreement, nor should they be seen as a guarantee or exact representation.

    Here is a general specification of what you can inspect in a variety of the properties, but these will differ depending on the plot and price. Please view the individual plots to view their specific features.

    Kitchens come equipped with a range of appliances to suit different needs. For all homes, kitchen features include a Bosch integrated oven, built-in microwave, ceramic hob, and SMEG hood for efficient cooking experiences. The 2 and 3 bedroom homes are fitted with an integrated Zanussi dishwasher, while 1 bedroom homes have an Integrated Slimline Zanussi dishwasher designed to fit smaller spaces. All homes benefit from an integrated Zanussi fridge/freezer for convenient food storage.

    The Silver Plus package enhances the kitchen experience further by including Zanussi integrated ovens alongside the standard ceramic hob and SMEG hood. It also offers an Integrated Slimline Zanussi dishwasher in every home regardless of size and continues to provide the essential integrated Zanussi fridge/freezer.

    For those opting for the Silver specification, kitchens boast contemporary handless cabinets by Symphony in Anthracite, which add a modern touch. Worktops are made from 20mm Caesarstone in Snow complemented by matching upstands & White glass splashbacks behind the hob area for easy cleaning. A stainless steel sink paired with a chrome Blanco Envoy mixer tap ensures durability and style. To complete the look and functionality of these kitchens, LED strip lighting in warm white is installed under wall cabinets, creating a welcoming ambiance.

    The internal finishes for both Silver Plus and Silver specifications ensure a modern and cohesive look throughout the apartments. Walls and ceilings are painted in a matt white finish, while architraves and skirting boards receive a white satinwood treatment. The apartment entrance doors are in Dusty Grey with white interiors, complementing the internal doors (including storage cupboard doors) which are painted white and fitted with satin stainless steel ironmongery.

    Flooring is thoughtfully selected to enhance each space; Amtico LVT flooring in Nordic Ash covers hallways, kitchens, living, and dining areas for durability and style, whereas bedrooms are cozied up with Light Grey carpets. Lighting is carefully considered too – downlights illuminate hallways, kitchens, living spaces, dining areas as well as bathrooms and en suites. Bedrooms have pendant light fittings for a softer ambiance.

    Practicality isn’t overlooked either – the main bedroom features two switched twin USB sockets for convenience alongside one twin USB socket in the kitchen. Entertainment needs are met with an all-in-one Deta Slimline media plate that includes two twin sockets along with TV, HDMI Data Telephone coax connections. Safety measures include smoke heat CO alarms sprinklers in every apartment along with video entry systems ensuring peace of mind.

    Further enhancing security is the wood veneer apartment entrance door equipped with a spy hole multi-point lock chain, adding an extra layer of safety. Comfort during colder months is provided by wall-mounted radiators complete digital thermostats, allowing precise temperature control.

    All homes come backed by 2-year Guinness Homes build warranty, offering residents additional assurance about their investment.

    Apply for shared ownership

    Apply today for a Shared Ownership property at McArthur’s Yard. Once you submit your application, we’ll review it to see if you’re eligible for Shared Ownership. If you are, the next step will be financial qualification before you can book your new home!

    Apply for Shared Ownership

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    Key Information

    New Development Ready for Summer 2024
    Shared Ownership Property Applications Open
    Available to Reserve Off Plan
    Bristol Harbourside Location
    • Bristol City Centre Waterside Location
    • Ideal Homes for First Time Buyers to Get on the Property Ladder
    • New Build Apartments with Wonderful Views
    • Buy a Share from 25% and Pay Rent on the Remaining Share
    • A Short Walk from Wapping Wharf
    • Excellent Transport Connections
    • A Great Opportunity for Affordable Living in the Centre of Bristol
    • Stylish and High Specified Homes
    • New Development with Character
    Key Information
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    Available Shared Ownership Homes

    Outright Sale
    Est. monthly costs: Including Mortgage calculated using a representative rate of 5.5%, any Rent or required Service Charge. This value is to be used for research purposes only. Please contact a mortgage broker to discuss your finances.
    • Apartment
    • 1
    30% share
    Est. monthly costs: £1,109.83
    • Apartment
    • 1
    30% share
    Est. monthly costs: £1,126.60
    • Apartment
    • 1
    30% share
    Est. monthly costs: £1,126.60
    • Apartment
    • 1
    30% share
    Est. monthly costs: £1,134.98
    • Apartment
    • 1
    30% share
    Est. monthly costs: £1,145.94
    • Apartment
    • 1
    30% share
    Est. monthly costs: £1,154.33
    • Apartment
    • 2
    30% share
    Est. monthly costs: £1,414.87
    • Apartment
    • 2
    30% share
    Est. monthly costs: £1,488.34
    10 Available, 1 Reserved

    Site Layout

    The development layout does not show details of gradients of land, boundary treatments, local authority street lighting or landscaping. It is our intention to build in accordance with this layout. However, there may be occasions when the house designs, boundaries, landscaping and positions of roads and footpaths change as the development proceeds. Please speak to a member of our Sales Team for more details.

    Explore Nearby

    Right next to the water and the SS Great Britain, McArthur’s Yard is in a spot full of Bristol’s harbourside history. The ship, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and its dockyard are marvels from the industrial age. This place used to be a busy dock where sailors and traders would start their journeys. Now, it’s turned into a creative area with famous spots like the Aardman animation studio and Spike Island arts centre.

    Bristol is the vibrant heart of the South West, packed with shopping, food, music, and culture. If you love fashion, Cabot Circus is your place with its 120+ stores including big names like Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser.

    Food lovers will find their paradise here too. Whether it’s high-end dining at Michelin-starred places like Bulrush or Paco Tapas or authentic street food at St Nicholas Market, there’s something for every taste.

    Summer in Bristol buzzes with life. You can explore famous pubs, theatres, clubs or enjoy city festivals like the Bristol Harbour Festival or The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

    Sports enthusiasts won’t be left out either. There are plenty of gyms and sports clubs to join, as well as professional football, rugby and cricket matches at venues like Ashton Gate and Bristol County Cricket Ground.

    Cabot Circus
    Cabot Circus

    Cabot Circus in Bristol is a prime spot for shopping. It boasts a wide selection of over 120 well-known brands like Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, Zara, H&M, and Apple.

    Brandon Hill in Bristol
    Brandon Hill

    Close to Park Street in Bristol’s West End, Brandon Hill Park provides beautiful views of the city and Harbourside.

    The park features a play area for kids, lovely walking paths, a nature conservation area, and is known for Cabot Tower which stands out in Bristol’s skyline.

    Clifton Suspension Bridge
    Clifton Suspension Bridge

    The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol is a famous landmark. It spans the beautiful Avon Gorge, offering amazing views and an interesting history that attracts people from all over the world. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the 19th century, this bridge is a testament to Victorian engineering excellence.

    M Shed

    At the edge of Bristol’s Floating Harbour, the M Shed museum celebrates Bristol’s culture and history. First built in the 1950s as a transit shed, it was transformed into an engaging museum that welcomed visitors for the first time in June 2011. With more than 3,000 exhibits, it takes you through Bristol’s journey from ancient times to today, offering a deep dive into the city’s heritage.

    Lloyds Amphitheatre

    Lloyds Amphitheatre, near Bristol’s Floating Harbour, is a venue for outdoor performances and festivals. It can hold up to 10,000 people and becomes especially lively with the summer music series. With great views of the harbour and easy access through Pero’s Bridge, it’s a favourite spot for events thanks to its lovely location and good transport links. A perfect place for events in Bristol.

    Peros Bridge
    Pero's Bridge

    Pero’s Bridge stretches over Bristol’s floating harbour and stands as a significant symbol of the city’s connection to the slave trade. It encourages reflection on Bristol’s past while acknowledging its transformation into a vibrant, diverse community. For anyone interested in exploring Bristol’s social and cultural evolution, visiting this bridge is essential.

    Ashton Court Estate

    Discover the extensive Ashton Court Estate in Bristol, a breathtaking country park and mansion covering 850 acres. This historic estate features remarkable architecture and natural beauty, providing various recreational activities within its woodlands, grasslands, and top-notch facilities.

    The Orchard Inn

    A multi-award winning inn, a short walk from McArthur’s Yard. For those of you who are into their ciders and ales, this is a great spot to see what the West Country has to offer. This traditional pub offers a selection of food and drinks and a weekly blues jam for entertainment. 

    The Chef's Table

    A imaginative Michelin star restaurant, with views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge is a tasty treat for special occasions. With only nine Michelin awarded restaurants in Bristol, this local eatery highlights the sophistication and culture of Bristol Harbourside. 

    What is Shared Ownership?

    Learn more about how the Shared Ownership scheme works

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    What is Shared Ownership?
    Shared Ownership is a way to buy your home if you otherwise couldn't afford to on the open market. You buy a share percentage of the home, which is usually 25-75%, pay a subsidised rent on the remaining share and pay a service charge. It's an ideal scheme for first-time buyers looking for a more affordable housing option to get on the property ladder. Click 'read more' to find out more about Shared Ownership.
    Am I eligible for Shared Ownership?
    To qualify for Shared Ownership, individuals must be over 18 years old and residents in the UK. There is a household income threshold. You must have a household income threshold of less than £80,000, but this increases to £90,000 if you buy a home in London.
    Can I buy more shares?
    Yes, you can buy more shares at a later date after you purchase your home. This is known as 'staircasing' and the amount your increase will depend on how much you can afford. Buying more shares will reduce future rent payments. Eventually you could own 100% of your home.
    How much deposit do I need?
    This depends on the full market value of the property and the size of the share you are purchasing, your mortgage lender and your credit rating. The benefit of Shared Ownership is that the deposit required will be significantly lower than if you were purchasing the property outright because you only need a deposit on the share you are buying. You should expect to have at least 5% deposit saved. Your mortgage advisor will tell you the exact amount of deposit you need. You can contact one of our panel of mortgage brokers to get a Mortgage in Principle.