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.
Tenure 26 affordable rent, 24 shared ownership
Status On site
Completion Projected February 2022
Bristol Community Land Trust (BCLT)
The scheme includes the innovative self-finish model, managed by Ecomotive, enabling residents to complete their homes while learning new skills. Every hour of work carried out by residents translates into ‘sweat equity’. This will reduce the rent they need to pay or translate into increased equity and helps to make the homes more affordable. Residents will work on their own and each other’s houses, creating a collaborative environment and community relationships.
Energy and carbon emissions will be reduced through a ‘fabric first’ design, the carefully considered on-site renewable energy strategy and a site design that promotes cycling and walking over the use of cars. The source of materials, lifecycle costs and embodied energy have all been considered. Buildings are designed to be flexible and adaptable to ensure they meet the future needs of residents. This scheme adopts Passivhaus principles to provide low cost, energy efficient and comfortable homes.
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 Help to Buy South.