Emmett Russell Architects
The project involves the redevelopment of land previously owned by Bristol City Council. The brownfield site formerly accommodated defective post war pre-cast concrete housing, which was demolished in 2011-2012 due to poor condition, with the site remaining vacant for the past 10 years.
Speller Metcalfe has been contracted by housing association Abri to deliver a brand new housing development, which will encompass 74 properties to be constructed over two and three stories:
- 49 timber frame two, three and four bedroom houses and bungalows;
- A mixture of 25 masonry constructed, two and three bedroom apartments.
The homes will incorporate features to improve their sustainability. Externally, properties will be provided with gardens, a shared natural habitat called the ‘Mosaic Area’ and associated hard landscaping.
Provision is also being made for electric vehicle charging points and cycle parking stores for 144 bicycles, with 50% of the new homes affordable with the other 37 homes available for open market sale.
Work is due to complete in autumn 2023.
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