Ashton Rise, Bristol - Housing Development

“The council house new build programme is an integral part of my commitment to increasing the number of new homes in the city. This scheme is the next phase of that programme, and a chance for us to start doing things differently.” Marvin Reeves - Mayor of Bristol
In progress
New homes
SME spend
Fair payment

Bristol Council’s largest residential scheme in nearly 40 years.

This development of 133 new homes 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, whilst proceeds from the private sales will be reinvested to fund the construction of the 53 new council homes on the site.

The scheme is part of Bristol’s Mayor’s commitment to build 2000 new homes - 800 affordable - in the city by 2020. As part of this commitment, the council is not just looking at numbers, but also at the quality of housing and communities created.

The homes will be a mix of styles and sizes which will be accessible and respond to people’s changing needs over time. The design means they will also be extremely energy efficient, bringing down utility bills dramatically for its residents.

The 133 homes will consist of a mixture of two, three and four bedroom houses, and one and two bedroom apartments. 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 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, expediting project delivery.

Delivered over 114 weeks, the scheme is due to complete in Spring 2021.

As part of their framework commitment to embedding extensive social value during all projects and beyond, Willmott Dixon use a strong local supply chain, ensuring spend remains local to the community in Bristol.

Work experience and apprenticeship opportunities will also be offered to ensure that the project delivers maximum value to its council residents.

“As I have made very clear, we cannot meet our ambitious targets on our own, so that is why we are working with partners, including Wilmott Dixon, who can help us make a real difference to the city.”

Marvin Reeves - Mayor of Bristol

Project statistics

Project value:£21 million
Expected completion:2021
Sector :Housing
SME engagement (live):94%
SME spend (live):99%
Fair payment (live):100%
University research projects (live):7
Waste diverted from landfill (live):100%

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