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Soapworks comprises 165,000 sq ft of existing buildings within a 2.25 acre site and is located on the edge of Bristol City Centre. First Base have acquired this landmark site to create a mix of modern workspace, homes, an apart-hotel, cafes and restaurants. First Base’s vision is to revitalise the area, working closely with Bristol City Council and architects, Woods Bagot, to deliver a vibrant new district that will deliver much needed new homes, jobs for local people and useable public spaces. Our vision for Soapworks was shortlisted for the Pineapple for Future Place.

First Base celebrates a double win at Pineapple Awards 2021

July 20, 2021

Soapworks secures two shortlists at The Pineapple Awards 2021

July 7, 2021

First Base secures planning consent for £175m Soapworks district in Bristol

April 28, 2021

Plans for Soapworks Bristol featured in South West Business Insider

February 8, 2021

Lucinda Mitchell shares her aspirations to MAKE BRISTOL A LEADING SUSTAINABLE CITY

January 12, 2021

Liam Ronan-Chlond speaks to Bristol’s Business West about driving social value through development

December 8, 2020

Soapworks plans shortlisted for Future Place Awards in Developer Magazine

October 14, 2020

Promoting Diversity Through Dynamic Procurement

October 12, 2020

First Base’s Olaide Oboh makes the case for meaningful meanwhile use

October 7, 2020

Ujima Radio talks all things Bristol including recovery, diversity and placemaking with First Base

September 24, 2020


July 2, 2020

The Case for Human Centric Design writes Mishti Ali of Built-ID

June 16, 2020

First Base discusses the economic fightback post Covid

May 28, 2020

First Base brings over 100 new plant species to Old Market in Bristol

April 22, 2020

First Base submit plans for Soapworks, a £175 million mixed-use district in Bristol

March 31, 2020

First Base partners with Visit Bristol to celebrate Old Market’s diverse heritage and history

February 21, 2020

Model provides first glimpse of plans for former Gardiner Haskins Building

October 10, 2019

First Base: Digital consultation goes ‘far beyond’ traditional results

September 24, 2019

First Base to advance £175m mixed-use district in Bristol

June 10, 2019