Linden Homes Western has teamed up with the ss Great Britain Trust to redevelop the old dockyard buildings beside Brunel’s famous ship on Bristol’s harbourside.

The urban regeneration company plans a £25m scheme at the Great Western Dockyard that will include 145 flats and a new archive and library facility called the Brunel Institute. The scheme will also provide accommodation for the ss Great Britain Trust’s schools learning and outreach centre and a new visitor entrance, ticket office and shop for the attraction.

In January this year Countryside Properties received full planning consent from Bristol City Council for the scheme which was designed by Stride Treglown. However, Linden Homes will develop it after buying the leasehold interest on the land from Countryside for an undisclosed amount. The council owns the freehold.

Brunel's ss Great Britain will remain open throughout the redevelopment of the adjoining site. The regeneration of the scheme will allow the Trust to create an endowment fund to contribute to the ship’s future conservation and maintenance costs.

Alder King advised the Trust.