First look at what they've done to the old Forty Eight nightclub on Bristol Park Street

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The Bristol nightclub closed its doors during the Covid-19 pandemic and is now being transformed into student accommodation.

A former Bristol nightclub is being transformed into a high-end student accommodation by the city’s leading accommodation providers, Urban Creations.

Bristol’s Forty Eight nightclub on Park Street closed its doors on March 22, 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic after running for eight years, and just over a year ago, the venue was purchased by Urban Creations with funding support from Principality Commercial.

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The nightclub closed on March 22, 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. Urban Creations have remodelled the building to house four two-bedroom and two three-bedroom student apartments as well as a self-contained retail space on the ground floor and an external courtyard at the rear. Photo: GoogleThe nightclub closed on March 22, 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. Urban Creations have remodelled the building to house four two-bedroom and two three-bedroom student apartments as well as a self-contained retail space on the ground floor and an external courtyard at the rear. Photo: Google
The nightclub closed on March 22, 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. Urban Creations have remodelled the building to house four two-bedroom and two three-bedroom student apartments as well as a self-contained retail space on the ground floor and an external courtyard at the rear. Photo: Google

Park Street was chosen as it is a sough-after location by students due to the proximity to Bristol University and various cafes, restaurants, museums and galleries.

The company has invested £4m to transform the building into four two-bedroom and two three-bedroom student apartments, a self contained retail-space on the ground floor and an external courtyard at the rear.

Jonathan Brecknell, the Founder of Urban Creation, said: “We express our continued thanks to Principality for their unwavering support throughout this project and look forward to further endeavours and partnership in the future. The trust and confidence Principality has shown in Urban Creation's vision is deeply appreciated."

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One of the bedrooms in the new Forty Eight student accommodation on Park Street. Park Street is known as one of Bristol’s most sought-after student locations. Photo: PrincipalityOne of the bedrooms in the new Forty Eight student accommodation on Park Street. Park Street is known as one of Bristol’s most sought-after student locations. Photo: Principality
One of the bedrooms in the new Forty Eight student accommodation on Park Street. Park Street is known as one of Bristol’s most sought-after student locations. Photo: Principality

Commenting on the partnership with Urban Creation, James Ford, Senior Relationship Manager with Principality Commercial said: “We are pleased to support Urban Creation in the development of high-end student accommodation, which will welcome a new generation of students to a bustling area. The opportunity this presents shows the remarkable knowledge that Urban Creation has gained as one of Bristol’s leading accommodation providers.

Principality Commercial is looking forward to working with Urban Creation further, to continue developing thoughtful properties that not only contribute to Bristol’s legacy but create new opportunities for the areas they serve by demonstrating an innovative approach to design and use of space.”

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