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 24 Social rent, 7 shared ownership
Status On site
Practical completion Projected August 2023
The scheme will deliver 31 apartments over four stories in three blocks. Block A consists of seven affordable units comprising one and two bed flats. Blocks B and C consist of 24 units of one and two bed flats. There are private garden areas at the rear either side of the parking court. The garden will landscaped with grass and paving to provide a variety of uses for residents including benches positioned to enjoy the 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.
Homes available for shared ownership will be sold via the Brighter Places Sales website