Chocolate Quarter

Chocolate Quarter

Our South West team is constructing 44 extra-care apartments at The Chocolate Quarter Retirement Village in Keynsham, near Bristol, for the St Monica Trust. The project includes demolishing an existing basement and erecting a five-storey block with apartments, a communal café, a basement plant room, a cycle store, and landscaping. Preserving the factory’s heritage, the façade features traditional brick treatment with modern elements like glazing and balcony terraces. The building will also feature flat roofing with extensive photovoltaic panel units, as the project aims toward a four-star Home Quality Mark rating. Technical specifications of the project include CFA piled foundations with RC pile caps and ground beams, a steel frame to roof level, beam and block concrete flooring systems to the ground floor, and composite floor slabs from the ground to the fourth level.

Project Type: New Build

Sector: Residential

Location: Bristol

Value: £13.5million

Completion: September 2025

Client: St Monica Trust

PMQS: Rider Levett Bucknall

Architect: KWL Architects

Structural Engineer: Morgan Structural 

Services Consultants: Keyplan Engineering & David Fear Electrical Contractors