Boxworks previous home was always part of an ongoing ‘meanwhile use’ pending the redevelopment of Bristol Temple Meads station, which is now well underway. Forward is delighted that Brabazon will be the new home of Boxworks and will ensure the workspace continues to help to nurture the next generation of new business talent.
Brabazon is the new neighbourhood being built by YTL Developments on the former Filton Airfield, in the heart of North Bristol’s world-leading aviation, aerospace and technology cluster. Approximately 48,000 people already work in high-value manufacturing, life science and technology businesses within 2 miles of Brabazon. The arrival of Boxworks brings a valuable new incubator space to this ecosystem.
To date, approximately 150 new homes have been completed and occupied at Brabazon. A further 250 are currently under construction. YTL Developments also have detailed planning permission for a new local community hub in the historic aircraft hangar 16U, 1,514 beds of student accommodation, 239 homes designed for later living and the supersonic new 19,000-capacity YTL Arena Bristol.
In addition, YTL Developments have consent for Brabazon Park: a reimaging of Britain’s tradition of Victorian public parks and the largest new urban public space in the South West for over 50 years. And over £100million is being invested in local transport, including a new railway station that will connect to Bristol Temple Meads in less than 15 minutes.
The arrival of Boxworks marks the next step in developing a sustainable new neighbourhood, where every daily essential – from where you might work, shop, study or relax, is just a short walk or cycle away.
The 20 private studios at Boxworks measure 28sqm and are suitable for up to 6 to 8 people each. They are super-insulated to be energy efficient; cool in summer, warm in winter and quiet all year round. Heating, lighting, parking, cleaning and broadband are all included and units can be provided furnished or unfurnished.
Members of Boxworks at Brabazon will also have access to additional facilities at Aerospace Bristol. As well as being a popular visitor attraction that explores the history of aerospace in the local area, the museum has a café, shop, and a range of meeting and event spaces.