Shared Ownership in Bristol McArthur's Yard

JUST LAUNCHED! McArthur's Yard has opened applications for the initial mix of 1 & 2-bedroom apartments. Submit an application by clicking 'Apply Now' to be qualified for a home today!

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  • Seaside Location 2 Bristol harbourside location

Gas Ferry Road


1, 2 Bedrooms



Available as:

30% Shared Ownership (new home)


We're delighted to reveal that applications are now open for our stunning Shared Ownership homes at McArthur's Yard by Bristol's idyllic harbourside. Apply now for Shared Ownership at McArthur's Yard. After you've applied, your application will be reviewed and if eligible for Shared Ownership, you will be referred to be financially qualified before you can reserve your new home!

Explore stunning shared ownership properties for sale in Bristol

120 new apartments will be available for shared ownership and private sale at McArthur's Yard. Offering high-specification new build one, two and three-bedroom apartments. There will also be two-storey 2 & 3-bedroom duplexes available.

Bristol's harbourside has very few undeveloped sites left, and the McArthur's Yard site is one of the most high-profile ones. It is an excellent opportunity for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder with affordable home ownership.

Register your details below using our enquiry. You will be the first to know when these apartments become available.


Love harbourside living with a shared ownership home

Bristol has, in recent times, been routinely scoring high or topping the list of 'best places to live in the UK'. This is no surprise, considering its perfect mix of heritage with modern living and trendy café culture.

Bristol boasts excellent schools and renowned universities. It offers beautiful outdoor spaces, an eclectic entertainment, and music scene. It is fast-becoming the food capital of the South West. You will find plant-friendly menus and Michelin star restaurants scattered across the city. Enjoy an amazing shopping experience during the day and a fantastic nightlife where you can dance the night away.

If you're looking to escape to the West Country, Bristol is the perfect place to live (either to Bath, Frome, and Wells or up to Gloucester and The Cotswolds). The city has been voted as one of the safest, happiest, and most eco-friendly places to live in the UK.

Are you a professional looking for work? Bristol is home to IT, communications, digital/tech and creative workplaces. It has quick connections to Bath, Swindon, Reading & London. Commuting couldn't be easier with direct trains from Bristol Temple Meads.


Get on the property ladder with affordable housing

The shared ownership scheme helps buy a home for those who can’t afford to buy a property outright with affordable housing. It can provide an affordable way to get on the property ladder. It allows you to purchase a share of your home (usually between 25% and 75%) and pay rent on the remaining share, which is still owned by the housing association.

Here’s how it works:

  • You start by buying a share in your new home, typically ranging from 25% to 75% of its full market value. This means that your mortgage and deposit will be lower than if you were purchasing the property outright.

  • You’ll pay rent and service charge. The rent is on the portion of the property that you don’t own. The amount of rent you pay can vary, but it’s usually charged at an affordable rate.

  • Over time, if your financial circumstances improve, you have options to buy more shares which is known as 'staircasing'. You could eventually you could be the outright owner and there will be less rent you will pay.


Available properties
Plot: Bedrooms Property type Scheme type Ownership share Price Monthly rent Monthly service charge Availability  
Plot B.01.03 - 1 bedroom apartment w/ balcony 1 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £89,250.00 £477.24 £128.69 Available
Plot B.01.05 - 1 bedroom apartment w/ balcony 1 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £89,250.00 £477.24 £128.69 Available
Plot B.01.04 - 1 bedroom apartment w/ balcony 1 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £89,250.00 £477.24 £128.69 Available
Plot B.01.08 - 1 bedroom apartment 1 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £90,750.00 £485.26 £131.26 Available
Plot B.02.05 - 1 bedroom apartment w/ balcony 1 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £90,000.00 £481.25 £128.69 Available
Plot B.02.04 - 1 bedroom apartment w/ balcony 1 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £90,000.00 £481.25 £128.69 Under offer
Plot B.01.01 - 1 bedroom apartment w/ balcony 1 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £97,500.00 £521.35 £138.98 Reserved
Plot B.02.03 - 1 bedroom apartment w/ balcony 1 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £90,000.00 £481.25 £128.69 Reserved
Plot B.01.07 - 2 bedroom apartment 2 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £112,500.00 £601.56 £157.00 Available
Plot B.01.09 - 2 bedroom apartment 2 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £125,250.00 £669.74 £185.31 Available
Plot B.01.10 - 2 bedroom apartment 2 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £117,000.00 £625.63 £180.16 Available
Plot B.01.11 - 2 bedroom apartment w/ balcony 2 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £119,250.00 £637.66 £182.74 Available
Plot B.01.02 - 2 bedroom apartment w/ balconies 2 Apartment Shared Ownership (new home) 30% £117,000.00 £670.31 £159.57 Reserved

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What local attractions are near McArthur's Yard?

    SS Great Britain

    Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Britain is one of the most important historic ships in the world. It is now a museum ship where you can explore the ship’s history and how seafarers lived onboard.

    Bristol Floating Harbour

    No longer a commercial port, it’s now a cultural hotspot with museums, galleries, exhibitions, and eateries. You can enjoy a lovely stroll around the harbour or take part in events often held there.

    Underfall Yard

    This is not just a boatyard but also an intriguing place to learn about Bristol’s maritime past. It is now a working dockside museum with interactive exhibits.

    M Shed

    Free entry! This museum on the harbourside tells the story of Bristol. Exhibits include displays in the city’s role during the transatlantic era. You will also find items like double-decker buses used in Bristol.

    Clifton Suspension Bridge

    An iconic symbol of Bristol designed by Brunel. It links Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset across the Avon Gorge. Visitors can walk across for free while vehicles incur charges.

    Bristol Aquarium

    This indoor aquarium showcases marine life from around the world. They have organised geographically into various zones. Expect coral seas full of colourful fish, native British waters full of intrigue and even a tropical jungle!

    Harbourside Market

    Open weekends all year round, with some extra dates added during summer months. It serves as an independent alternative to Bristol’s shopping centres. You will find food stalls, vintage clothing, art prints and handmade jewellery.

  • What coffee shops are near by?

    Mokoko Coffee & Bakery

    Known for its high-quality coffee and freshly baked goods.

    Little Victories

    A minimalist cafe serving specialty coffee and cocktails. They also offer a food menu with a range of sweet and savoury options.

    Coffee + Beer

    This shop sells locally roasted coffee beans for you to take home and brew, but if you prefer, they can make the coffee for you. As the name suggests, they also sell craft beers.


    Known for its ethical food and high-quality coffee, Friska offers a diverse menu that caters to various dietary needs.

    Arnolfini Cafe Bar

    Within the Arnolfini, this cafe serves Fairtrade coffee and has a selection of light bites and snacks.

    Brunel’s Buttery

    A Bristol institution famous for bacon butties also serves hot drinks. It’s located right on the harbourside.

  • What transport links are available?

    Travelling around Bristol from McArthur’s Yard is convenient, with several modes of transport available:

    By Bus

    There are multiple bus stops along Hotwell Road, serving several routes across the city.

    By Train

    The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads, which is about a 20-minute walk away. It offers connections to various parts of the UK, including London, Cardiff, and Birmingham. There is also a local train network that travels to Seamills, Clifton Down, Avonmouth and Redland.

    By Ferry

    Ferry Boats operate waterbus services 364 days a year for locals and tourists alike. They provide a unique commuting solution or a leisurely way to see the sights from the water. The closest stop to Gas Ferry Road is the SS Great Britain stop.

    By Bike

    Bristol has an extensive cycling network.

    By E-scooter

    E-scooters are available to hire across the city and on the outskirts.

    By Car

    If you’re driving your own vehicle or hiring one, there are several car parks nearby, including the Wapping Wharf Car Park. Be aware that Bristol is working towards becoming a clean air zone, so ensure you’re familiar with any charges or restrictions that may apply.

    Always check current schedules and availability before setting out!

  • What towns and village are near by?

    Clifton (1 mile away)

    It’s home to the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. Well known for its Georgian architecture and sweeping views over Bristol.

    Totterdown (1.6 miles away)

    Its pastel-coloured terraced houses perched on a steep hill overlooking Bristol. You’ll fall in love with its beautiful scenery. Restaurants of many international cuisines grace the streets, offering a unique dining experience.

    St Pauls (0.5 miles away)

    Known for its vibrant Caribbean Carnival each July, St Pauls embodies the spirit and diversity of Bristol. Be sure to explore an eclectic mishmash of shops selling everything from Jamaican food to African clothing.

    Redcliffe (less than a mile away)

    Full of fascinating history, it’s home to the magnificent St Mary Redcliffe Church, one of England’s largest parish churches. Try some cakes at Hart’s Bakery run out of railway arches - it offers a delightful sweet break.

    Stapleton (3 miles away)

    Characterised by large parklands providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as Snuff Mills.

    Almondsbury (10 miles away)

    A beautiful village at the edge of your radius, with countryside charm and attractive houses dotted throughout. The Bowl Inn is a local pub where you can enjoy an evening pint after walking the Almondsbury circular route.

    Keynsham (8 miles away)

    Between Bristol and Bath with good transport links. It’s known for the Memorial Park that routinely hosts festivals and fairs. The high street hosts various types of local businesses, from bakeries to boutiques.

    Long Ashton (4.5 miles away)

    Known for beautiful unspoiled countryside, it’s perfect for a peaceful walk. The local pub, Bird In Hand, offers a relaxing atmosphere and delicious food.

    Filton (3.8 miles away)

    Renowned as the location of several large businesses and aerospace manufacturers. You can also visit Aerospace Bristol to see the last ever Concorde plane.

    Cribbs and Patchway (6 miles away)

    Though residential, Patchway is near Cribbs Causeway Mall, where shopping options are abundant. It also has access to lovely walking paths in Charlton Hayes.

    Winterbourne (8 miles away)

    Offering attractive scenery and historic buildings like the medieval Church of St. Michael. If you’re interested in gardens, Winterbourne Medieval Barn holds regular open days and events.

    Hanham (4.5 miles away)

    Fringed by lush greenery - the Avon Valley Woodlands - offering delightful nature walks. Hanham High Street has lots of small stores and eateries worth exploring.

  • What employment opportunities are near by?

    Aardman Animations

    Known worldwide for its stop-motion animation films like Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run.

    BBC Bristol

    This is a significant hub for the British Broadcasting Corporation.

    University of Bristol

    One of the leading higher education institutions in the UK. The university employs a wide range of staff, from academic to operational roles.

    Imperial Brands

    This is a multinational consumer goods company.

    Bristol City Council

    As with any city council, they employ a considerable number of people in various roles to support the running of the city.

  • Am I eligible for a shared ownership home in Bristol?

    Shared ownership is a great option for those who can’t afford the full cost of buying a house. It allows you to buy a share of your home and pay rent on the remaining share. You’d need to take out a mortgage to pay for your share of the home’s purchase price or fund this through your savings. Shared ownership properties are always leasehold.

    Typically, you must have a household income of £80,000 or less outside London. However, these limits may vary depending on the housing association or local authority offering the scheme.

    Priority is for first-time buyers who do not currently own a home.

    If you’re already renting a council or housing association property, you might also be considered for shared ownership.

    People who have previously owned homes but cannot afford to buy one now may also be eligible.

  • How much deposit do I need for shared ownership in Bristol?

    You will typically need access to savings or funds equivalent to at least 5% of the share of the property. You will also need funds to cover additional costs, such as solicitor fees and moving costs.

  • Do I need to share my property with someone?

    Shared ownership does not mean sharing with another person. It means you’ll be sharing ownership with Guinness Homes. This means that although you only own part of the property, you’re solely responsible for maintenance and repairs inside your home.

  • Do you have any other properties for sale in Bristol?

    McArthur's Yard is also available for private sale if you are looking to purchase outright an apartment in Bristol.

  • Do you have any apartments to rent in Bristol?

    Unfortunately, we do not offer apartments to rent at McArthur's Yard. Please see our guide on shared ownership vs renting to see the pros and cons of each.

  • Is help to buy available for these properties?

    As of October 31st, 2022, new applications for the Help to Buy Equity Loan are closed. McArthur's Yard is only available through shared ownership and private sale.