Brighter Places provide more affordable homes at Jessop Park in Bristol

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Brighter Places, Bristol’s largest independent housing association, is providing 16 new social rent, energy efficient homes at Jessop Park in Hartcliffe.

The eight one bedroom and eight two bedroom apartments are finished to a high standard, with balconies and a parking space, half of which are connected to electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

As with all Brighter Places new homes they are designed to be low on carbon use and high on energy efficiency.  The heating systems use Ground Source Heat Pumps and the apartments have good insulation and air tightness to make them more energy efficient and less draughty.

Brighter Places bought the homes from Jessop Park developer Keepmoat.

The new homes at Jessop Park extend the spread of homes provided by Brighter Places in Bristol where there is an acute housing shortage. In total, the housing association has over 3,300 properties in Bristol and the surrounding areas providing homes for over 8,000 people.

The 16 homes will be advertised in early June on HomeChoice.

Anna Klimczak, Chief Executive for Brighter Places, says “As a Bristol-based housing association we are committed to playing our part in tackling the city’s acute housing crisis that is driving people towards insecure temporary accommodation.

“These 16 new low carbon, energy efficient, social rent homes at Jessop Park offer secure, long term homes that our residents can afford to run both now and in the future.”

Tom Dwyer, Production Director at Keepmoat, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Brighter Places to deliver much needed housing in Bristol, which will help address the housing shortage in the area.

“In addition to delivering high quality new homes, Keepmoat is committed to developing thriving partnerships that prioritise creating much needed affordable homes for local people. At Keepmoat we believe homes are much more than just bricks and mortar, and we’re committed to supporting Brighter Places in its mission to create a fantastic new community in Bristol.”

The new homes are part of the 350-home Jessop Park development four miles from Bristol city centre. Alongside the plans for nearby Hengrove Park that will create over 1400 homes, it is part of the regeneration of south Bristol that will deliver much-needed homes, training, jobs, community facilities and green spaces.