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Empiric Completes the Redevelopment of Bristol Properties

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Work has been completed on converting two disused office buildings located in Bristol into new student accommodation.

The grade 2 listed Prince William House and Matthew House have been developed into 75 student beds, ranging between individual studios, to three-bedroom apartments. Students will also have access to large communal spaces, a 30-seat cinema, a fully equipped gym and a bike store.

Developer Urban Creation sold the site last year to the publicly listed student property specialist Empiric Student Property.

The refurbishment project, estimated to cost £4.5m, was carried out by contractor Bray & Slaughter.

According to Jonathan Brecknell, director at Urban Creation, the new accommodation will offer students modern, stylish and well-designed homes, providing the best possible layout and plenty of storage.

Founder and chief information officer at Empiric, Tim Attlee, added: "We're delighted to add William and Matthew House to our portfolio of investments. Urban Creation has been a partner for Empiric and we hope to do more with Jonathan and his team soon."

Empiric also hinted that the city is an area in which they expect to invest further in the future and plan to hold assets in the area for the long term.