Planning consent has been granted for Legal & General Modular Homes to deliver 185 homes in Lockleaze, Bristol. The scheme, which has been developed in conjunction with Bristol City Council, will see two, three and four bedroom houses along with one and two bedroom apartments developed on land at Bonnington Walk.
50% of the homes will be delivered as affordable housing and it is intended that these become part of Bristol City Council’s affordable housing stock. All homes have been designed to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ‘A’ rating, a standard met by only around 1% of new and existing dwellings in England & Wales, and the site master plan has been created which will deliver a net biodiversity gain following the development of this site.
The Bonnington Walk site has been allocated for housing in Bristol’s Local Plan for over 20 years. It is one of 43 sites Bristol City Council has made available for new housing since 2016. The Council, in partnership with the Bristol Housing Festival sought to use the land to pioneer modern methods of construction (MMC) as an innovative solution to help address the shortage of housing in the city.
Rosie Toogood, CEO of Legal & General Modular Homes, “Using modular construction, Legal & General will be able to deliver much needed, high quality and sustainable homes that are affordable in half the time of traditional methods. In a post pandemic environment, the availability of affordable homes – set within beautiful open spaces – which create a well-connected local community will be more important than ever before.
Our journey to revolutionise the UK’s construction industry is well underway, and planning consent at Bonnington Walk, Bristol is testament to this. With planning permission for 350 homes this year, the business is making great steps forward. This Bristol scheme, along with our consented scheme in Selby, will really showcase the benefits of modern modular construction.”