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Exciting new housing development in Ashton Vale, South Bristol
The development is the first of its kind for Bristol City Council, with the council building homes for sale on the private market for the first time. The mixed tenure development will feature 40% affordable homes for the city, available for social rent.
The 133 homes, will consist of a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. The scheme is part of Bristol’s Mayor’s commitment to build 2000 new homes, 800 affordable in the city by 2020. The site is located in a thriving area of the city, with good transport links to central Bristol and the open parkland of Ashton Court.
The unique funding model adopted by the council will see 60% of the homes sold to the private market, with the proceeds reinvested to support the funding of the construction of the new council homes.
The project utilises modern methods of construction, with the houses adopting the innovative Sig iHouse solution, and the apartment blocks using a lightweight Fusion steel frame. Both solutions will enable the homes to be watertight quicker.
John Boughton, deputy managing director of our Wales and West region said:
"We know that housing remains a top priority for the council, and we are delighted to be able to help the council’s ambitious housing vision become a reality.
These high quality homes, will be a great addition to the local community, helping to support the needs of a growing city like Bristol."
The project is due for completion in 2021.