Paintworks : Bristol's creative quarter, live/work spaces, studios and residential lofts
in converted industrial buildings off Bath Road, Bristol, UK.

Paintworks is a former trading estate in Bristol which has been transformed into a
mixed-use housing, business and cultural quarter. The site dates back to 1850 when it
was known as Phoenix Wharf. During this time it was a paint and varnish factory built
by Bristol Paint makers Colthurst & Harding. The site was extended and altered over
the next 100 years and in its later years was taken over by Courtaulds after which it
gradually fell into decline and ceasing paint manufacture.

Paintworks is now home to dozens of creative and digital firms including web-design
specialist E3. The development is considered one of the most successful schemes of
its type in the country and has consistently considered the potential for public art and
creativity in the formation of the site and its uses.
For further information about the site context, including the existing site and heritage,

View Paintworks on the Art Map

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Bath Rd
Bristol BS4 3EH


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