On Friday 12 February 2021, Goram Homes won in two categories, Deal and Green Initiative, for its first development in Lockleaze, Bristol.
Formerly the location of Lockleaze school, the site bridges Lockleaze and a new development at Cheswick Village to the north. In partnership with regeneration specialist Vistry Partnerships the development will deliver 121 market sale homes and 147 affordable homes made up of a mix of social rent and shared ownership. You can find out more about the Romney House development here.
Stephen Baker, Managing Director, Goram Homes said: “We are delighted to have won these awards for Romney House which recognise what makes Goram Homes unique – our partnership approach and our commitment to building homes that create communities, respect the environment and contribute to the local economy.”
Winner of the “Deal” category
In partnership with Vistry Partnerships Goram Homes will build 268 new, high quality homes in Lockleaze at Romney House, a brownfield site in north Bristol, of which 55 % will be affordable housing. The judges were impressed by the joint venture which they praised for its innovation and for delivering new homes and profits. See what the judges said in full here.
Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees said: “Homes that are sustainable and affordable are key to us building a fairer, greener city and this is exactly why Bristol City Council established Goram Homes. It’s fantastic that their work is being recognised by Bristol Property Awards.”
Winner of the “Green Initiative” category
The site at Romney House is next to Stoke Park, a Grade II Listed historic parkland and central to the development will be a community park located at the heart of the neighbourhood. This park will form a wildlife corridor from Stoke Park through to Concorde Way and help to create a green and leafy Bristol. Reflecting on the sustainability of the design, the judges said this was vital work putting the environment first with a smart focus on building permeability solutions.
Marc Thompson, Managing Director of Vistry Partnerships West, said: “These awards are a great demonstration of the power of partnerships – working with Goram Homes we’re creating a new community with nearly 150 new affordable homes, alongside a new park which will greatly improve the quality of life for people living in and visiting the area.”
In October 2020, George Clarke visited the site as one of the developments he may follow in a new Channel 4 series on affordable homes.