09 August 2018

Work progressing well on landmark Portishead retirement development

Work is progressing well on a landmark development of high quality retirement apartments in the heart of the regenerated harbour at Portishead, West of Bristol.

Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, is building 126 one- and two-bedroom homes across six sensitively designed blocks in the town’s historic quayside district, for retirement property specialists PegasusLife.

Work on the Marina Gardens development got under way with site clearance and preparation works during the latter half of 2017 and with the main build progressing well, the scheme is scheduled to be completed in summer 2019.

PegasusLife is renowned for its innovative approach to retirement property and in addition to providing high-specification homes in a stunning location, the development includes an inner courtyard, featuring a central lawn and raised sun terrace. The project will also feature communal facilities for residents, including a spa with gym and treatment rooms, a lounge, café/restaurant, hobby room, a laundry and a wellness area.

It is the latest in a number of projects across the UK for PegasusLife carried out by Midas, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned construction and property services companies.

Derek Quinn, Executive Director for Midas Construction, said: “We are very pleased and proud to once again to be working with PegasusLife to deliver a scheme of real quality in a wonderful location.

“The project will complement and enhance the significant investment which has already taken place in the harbour area at Portishead.”

Reflecting the maritime surroundings and regional architecture of the town, the Bell Phillips-designed Marina Gardens development unites the building with its surrounding landscape. Clad in lime washed brick, the buildings are reminiscent of local quayside warehouses yet retain the feel of the terraced homes prevalent in Portishead, Bristol and Bath.

The work on the Portishead scheme comes after Midas recently completed a stunning redevelopment and modernisation of nearby Weston-super-Mare's Winter Gardens for Weston College Group, creating a Law and Professional Services Academy for the College and restoring the historic 1920s pavilion and ballroom, along with many original features, to their former glory.

And in Bristol, Midas also recently delivered the flagship £25 million Print Hall project, creating 267-studio bedrooms in a high-quality student accommodation scheme which has breathed new life into the old Bristol Post newspaper print site, off Temple Way and Old Market Street.

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