This scheme mix meets the 20% quota for affordable homes and helps to provide much needed residential accommodation to serve the St Pauls area’s growing population.
Tenure Social rent
Status On site
Practical completion Projected August 2023
The scheme will deliver 31 apartments over 4 storeys in three blocks. Block A consists of 7 affordable units comprising 1 and 2 bed flats. Blocks B and C consist of 24 units of 1 and 2 bed flats. Private garden areas are provided to the rear, either side of the parking court. Planting assists changes of level and a balance of grass and paving provides variety of amenity use for residents, with benches positioned for afternoon sun.
Prelon Housing Limited (contractor)
The site falls within Bristol City Council’s Air Quality Management Area (AQMA). It will include air source heat pumps (ASHP). ASHPs extract heat from the outside in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. The inclusion of low carbon technologies improves the carbon footprint of the build process and the buildings going forward, as well as reducing heating bills for residents.
The site is a former petrol station that has been vacant for a number of years. It brings a vacant site back into meaningful use to provide much needed affordable housing in the area.
Homes available for rent will be let through Bristol City Council’s choice-based letting scheme, HomeChoice.