We celebrated a milestone this week at One Lockleaze as we cut the ribbon on our first completed homes with partners, Countryside Partnerships.
These homes are the first of a pipeline of more than 3,000 high quality, sustainable homes we’ll build for Bristol in the coming decade, with the high levels of affordable housing needed in the city.
Over half of the 268 new homes we’re building here will be council housing, shared ownership, or bespoke homes designed to meet some of the city’s most urgent housing needs. The first of the 94 socially rented council homes will be ready to move into by February 2024.
We have also worked with the council’s Children’s Services team to design a small number of homes at One Lockleaze for children in care. Those specially designed homes will allow carers to provide dedicated support to young people in a homely environment, and ensure children can stay close to their friends, school, and wider support network.
This is a development that highlights the benefits of public and private sector housing partnerships, and their ability to support our housing challenges. the housing crisis in Bristol.
Mayor Marvin Rees, said:
“One Lockleaze will be a thriving new neighbourhood, transforming another brownfield site into new homes to tackle the housing crisis. Goram Homes can build much higher levels of council or social rented homes than we see at other developments, giving people most in need a safe and secure place to live.
“Our council-owned housing company is well placed to help solve other pressing housing needs, like homes for children in care, as we continue to add to the more than 12,500 new homes already delivered in Bristol since 2016.”
Christiana Makariou, Development Director at Goram Homes, added:
“I’m incredibly proud of our first homes, and the fact this partnership has prioritised building affordable at a time when the city needs it most. These new homes are thoughtfully designed, packed with sustainable features, and designed to create a community people will love to live in. I’m looking forward to welcoming our first new residents very soon.”
Families living in One Lockleaze will benefit from a new park at the heart of the development, packed with wildlife features that recently earned a Building with Nature Full award.
The homes are highly insulated to be energy and cost efficient, and each includes an air or ground source heat pump to provide low carbon heating and hot water.
Darren Dancey, MD of Countryside Partnerships West, said:
“One Lockleaze demonstrates what can be achieved through public and private collaboration, when all parties want the best outcome for local residents. Together we’re delivering quality new affordable and open market homes, providing skills and training opportunities for the local community, and creating a place that people will love for many years to come.”
You can register your interest in buying one of the market sale homes on the Linden Homes website.