Bristol welcomes affordable housing scheme
Speller Metcalfe has just completed our latest development of 16 new affordable homes in Shirehampton, Bristol, on behalf of client Alliance Homes.
The Old Stables development on Pembroke Road comprises a mix of 16 modern one and two-bedroom flats for affordable rent. The complex build involved the conversion of a former office block in to 10 flats, in addition to six brand new flats on what was vacant and underutilised land.
Bristol City Council provided more than £500,000 of match-funded money on top of a similar amount from Homes England to help fund the project.
Iain Lock, Director of Investment at Alliance Homes said: “The completion of this project is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved.
“We know there is demand for more affordable housing in and around Bristol, so it’s great to have delivered both much needed affordable homes for this area and real placemaking value to the local neighbourhood.”
Mark Eaton, Living Manager at Speller Metcalfe added: “We have worked particularly closely with the local community on this scheme due to work being undertaken above the existing Job Centre, and are delighted to be able to successfully handover a project which immediately benefits local residents.”
Don Alexander, Bristol City Council councillor for Avonmouth & Lawrence Weston ward added: “I welcome these homes which will ensure that people in desperate housing need can have somewhere safe and secure to live in the fantastic Shirehampton Village.
“The Mayor has committed to 800 affordable homes every year to tackle Bristol’s housing crisis. Smaller developments like this integrate those new homes into existing communities”.
Councillor Paul Smith, Bristol City Council’s Cabinet member for Housing, said: “Making sure everyone has access to affordable housing in Bristol remains one of our top priorities.
“These are the first affordable homes to be funded in Shirehampton for over five years and we’re pleased that the council has been able to match-fund money from Homes England to build these much-needed flats to meet local housing needs.
The new flats will be advertised through Bristol City Council’s Homechoice system later this month.