Imperial Park, Bristol
Curo are proposing to build 70 new affordable homes on one of the last remaining undeveloped plots of land of the former Imperial Tobacco Factory in Bishopsworth, Bristol.
Artist's impression of the proposed development at Imperial Park
The site is located in close proximity to Imperial Retail Park (BS13 7TJ) to the north, between a new build residential development to the west, a vacant plot of land to the east and Hengrove Way to the south.
We are proposing a mix of apartments and houses with one, two and three-bedrooms. All new homes at Imperial Park will be affordable housing: 12 homes for social rent, 28 homes for affordable rent and 30 homes for sale through the affordable homeownership scheme, Shared Ownership.
Homes at Imperial Park will be let through Bristol City Council's choice-based lettings scheme, HomeChoice. Shared Ownership homes will be available via our sales website and Help to Buy Agent for the South.
Why redevelop the site?
The site was previously part of the Imperial Tobacco offices and factory in Bishopsworth, Bristol. Located just off Hengrove Way, a major route into the city, the area is known as Imperial Retail Park and Lakeshore and is a mixed-use regeneration project with shops, restaurants, offices and residential dwellings. Our proposals could see up to 70 much-needed new affordable homes being built on one of the last remaining unused plots of land in the area.
Subject to full planning permission, the development could be completed by the end of 2024.
All new homes will be well insulated, with triple glazed windows for increased energy efficiency. The homes will feature air source heat pumps, a low maintenance and more environmentally friendly alternative to gas boilers. Air source heat pumps work by absorbing heat from the outside air (even when it's very cold) to warm up a home and provide hot water.
Both the houses and the apartment buildings will have photovoltaic solar panels installed on the roofs, further helping to reduce the future residents' carbon footprint and energy bills.
Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points will be dotted around the development, helping to future-proof the new neighbourhood.
Open spaces and amenities
Alongside homes, we are also proposing to create an area of green open space with trees, shrubs and natural wood play equipment. Trees and shrubs will also be planted throughout the development, to break up parking and improve the streetscape. All houses will have private gardens, while apartments will benefit from balconies; there will also be wooden planters for future residents of the apartment buildings to grow flowers and vegetables.
Between 22nd February and 22nd March 2021, we conducted a digital public consultation to share our proposals for this site and gather feedback from local residents. You can still view the plans via the link below. We submitted a planning application in July and you can find more details on Bristol City Council's planning portal.