Merry Hill

Brighter Places is working with Bristol Community Land Trust (BCLT) to develop a former Bristol City Council site behind Shaldon Road in Lockleaze into a 100% affordable, highly sustainable 50 unit scheme.

Homes 50

Tenure 26 affordable rent, 24 shared ownership

Status Completed


Bristol Community Land Trust (BCLT)


What makes this scheme different?

Merry Hill includes the innovative self-finish model, managed by Ecomotive, which enabled residents to complete their homes while learning new skills. Every hour of work carried out by residents translated into ‘sweat equity’ which reduces the rent they pay or is converted into increased equity that helps make the homes more affordable. Residents worked on their own and each other’s houses which helped to create a collaborative environment and builds community relationships.

How will this scheme benefit the community?

The homes have been designed to be flexible and adaptable to ensure they meet the current and  future needs of residents. Energy and carbon emissions have been reduced through a ‘fabric first’ design which maximizes the efficiency benefits of the materials used to build the homes instead of using more expensive mechanical or electrical systems. The scheme had an on-site renewable energy strategy and the site design promotes cycling and walking over the use of cars.  The fabric first approach provides low cost, energy efficient and comfortable homes.

How to find out more about available homes

All of the homes at Merry Hill have now been allocated. If you’d like to like at our schemes please follow the link below

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