9/15/2017 | Restaurants

Christie & Co help deliver The Florist to Bristol city centre

Specialist property adviser Christie & Co has completed on the letting of the former Goldbrick House in Bristol to the fast expanding bar restaurant operators New World Trading Company (NWTC).

The distinctive Grade II listed building is ideally located in Bristol’s Park Street and the 6,500 sqft property is spread over five floors with a former warehouse behind which has a spectacular third floor orangery overlooking the city. The freehold remains in the hands of the original owners, the Banks family, who previously traded the site as a period furniture emporium until 2005 when it was converted to Goldbrick House Bar & Restaurant by the founders of what is now Loungers Group. This was one of their first sites and traded successfully until the lease ended in 2016 when they vacated.

The site was offered by Christie & Co on a new 25 year term and a deal was secured quickly with NWTC. Simon Chaplin, Head of Restaurants at Christie & Co and Nicholas Calfe, Director at Christie & Co Bristol office handled the letting and commented, “When we first saw the site NWTC were high on the list of possible tenants as the premises are quirky and stylish with high ceilings, wood panelling and many other original features including the orangery. Bristol is a vibrant city and is always in demand with both established and new entrants on the look. Despite the well documented headwinds and disposals by many hospitality operators we are still finding ambitious, quality operators are keen to secure premises such as Goldbrick in locations such as this.”

Chris Hill, CEO of New World Trading Company said: “We are excited to be opening our first Florist in a community which has such a passion for food and city. We feel our combination of award winning cocktails and tempting food will deliver something quite unique to the city. We are very much looking forward to immersing ourselves in local life.”

Graphite Capital backed NWTC are now about to refurbish the site to create an exciting new venue for Bristol which will trade as The Florist, and is set to open early in 2018.