Goram Homes, Vistry Partnerships to deliver 268 new homes in Bristol, UK

WCN Editorial Team 11 Sep 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Bristol City Council’s housing company Goram Homes has signed a contract with Vistry Partnerships, the regeneration specialist, to deliver 268 new homes in Bristol, UK.

The site, which used to be occupied by Lockleaze School earlier, will bridge Lockleaze and a new development at Cheswick Village to the north.

Located next to Stoke Park, a Grade II Listed historic parkland, the site will be the first of the two new developments for Goram Homes.

Of the total housing units, 55% of them will be affordable homes delivered for Bristol City Council.

The homes will range from one-bed flats to four-bed family houses, with a mix of tenures including social rent and shared ownership.

Furthermore, the development will include a new community park, which will help form a wildlife corridor from Stoke Park through to Concorde Way, contributing to achieving the council’s vision of a greener Bristol.

Goram Homes managing director Steve Baker said: “Our vision for Bristol is high quality, well-designed homes in great locations surrounded by amazing green spaces.

“Vistry Partnerships are the ideal partner to deliver our first development in Lockleaze with their strong record of regeneration and knowledge of the city.

“Working hand in hand with Bristol City Council, this is just the beginning of our plans to transform housing for Bristol and deliver 2500 new homes by 2025.”

Separately, Vistry Partnerships announced the start of construction on Legal & General’s £60m ‘Inspired Villages’ scheme in Elderswell, Turvey, Bedfordshire.

Elderswell, the second Inspired Villages scheme in Bedfordshire, will offer 130 age-appropriate homes and advanced facilities in the village centre for both residents and the local community.

The village centre will include a restaurant, a café and a wellness centre featuring a fitness studio, gym and Jacuzzi pool and a library.

The first phase will involve the construction of 76 homes, and the village centre will be completed by 2022.

The project will create about 50 construction jobs per annum during the three-year construction programme, with an additional 25 operational jobs will be created upon completion.

Legal & General Later Living CEO and Inspired Villages chairman Phil Bayliss said: “For the elderly who live alone, which is estimated at around 2.2 million over 75s in the UK, the prospect of indefinite isolation is like to have a sharp rise in the number of lonely people in this demographic.

“Retirement communities such as Inspired Villages have been proven to positively impact loneliness; ensuring that self-isolation isn’t isolating.”

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A rendering of a new housing scheme to be delivered in Bristol, UK. (Credit: Vistry Partnerships)

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