Bristol City Council is being asked to consider a proposal to dispose of disused land in Lockleaze to enable Legal & General Modular Homes to deliver over 180 new homes
As well as providing much-needed homes, the proposed development at Bonnington Walk will see improvements made to adjoining areas of the site as part of a long-term plan for investing in Lockleaze.
New allotment patches and accessible green open space will be introduced to complement the existing community orchard, a new local community hub will be built, and walking, cycling and road improvements will be made.
Collaboration with Legal & General Modular Homes
The council and its partner The Bristol Housing Festival is suggesting that the land is developed using modern methods of construction, as an innovative solution to help address the shortage of housing in north Bristol. It is one of 43 sites the council has made available for new housing since 2016.
The council has been working in collaboration with Legal & General Modular Homes on the design of the modular homes for Bonnington Walk and is currently finalising terms and preparing plans for the submission of a full planning application.
Local consultation on the development is underway and, subject to approvals, it is hoped that building works will commence onsite later in the year.
The council’s ambition is to accelerate the delivery of new housing over the next five years, creating 1,000 new homes through various delivery routes, including a number of offsite manufacturing projects.
“We need a revolution in housing design and construction, but we also need to transform housing finance and affordability to better support the needs of local communities” – Jez Sweetland, project director, Bristol Housing Festival
Sweetland added: “Legal & General Modular Homes are at the forefront of precision manufacturing, and it’s great that our partnership means we can showcase these ideas in Bristol.”
Thousands of new homes across Bristol
Rosie Toogood, CEO at Legal & General Modular Homes, said: “Bristol City Council has an ambitious strategy to deliver thousands of new homes across the city, and we are delighted to be collaborating with them at Bonnington Walk.
“Our proposals will deliver a thriving community of over 180 homes, with a commitment to 51% affordable, and a place that is both desirable to live and an innovative step-change in residential scheme development in the UK.”
“What we are doing at Legal & General Modular Homes is groundbreaking. Our advanced technology and innovative design deliver high-quality homes incorporating improvements in building fabric and low carbon technologies, ensuring all our homes come with an Energy Performance Certificate A, which means they are in the top 1% for energy efficiency in the country.
“We are determined that Bonnington Walk will be an exemplar of innovation and sustainability.”