The Willows, Bristol
Curo are working with contractor Jehu Group to deliver 57 new affordable homes at The Willows regeneration project in Lawrence Weston, Bristol.
CGI of street view at The Willows, Bristol
The scheme includes a mix of one, two and three bedrooms flats, houses and maisonettes delivered across three adjoining sites:
- 13 flats to be created by converting our existing office block at Holly House into a residential building
- 17 apartments to be built on the Long Cross pub site
- 27 houses and maisonettes to be built on the land of the former Rockwell care home
All new homes at The Willows will be affordable housing. The 13 flats we're creating through the conversion of the Curo office block will be social housing for people over 55, while the remaining 44 homes will be available to rent at affordable rates and to buy through the low cost home ownership scheme, Shared Ownership.
Homes at The Willows will be let through Bristol City Council's choice-based letting scheme, HomeChoice.
The development is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2022.
Why redevelop the area?
Our office block at Holly House is currently underused. The land once occupied by the Long Cross pub and the former Rockwell care home also lies empty at a time when local housing demand in the area is high.
It is our purpose as a housing association to provide much-needed new homes for local families and the scheme offers a great opportunity to create high quality affordable housing for the area.
How will this scheme benefit the community?
Alongside new homes, the scheme will also deliver increased security for our tenants at Holly House as well as the wider community by redeveloping vacant and underused land. We aim to provide a mix of house-types and tenures, helping to create a thriving and sustainable community.
The proposed site layout and design of the new homes will also enhance and contribute positively to the appearance the area.
Curo appointed Jehu Group as the main contractor for this scheme. For any enquiries about construction works, contact Jehu on 0117203 5060.
Works will start on site on 1st March 2021.
For the first four weeks, works will be focused on setting up and preparing the site, removing trees on the land of the former Rockwell care home (in line with our planning permission) and installing protection fencing around the trees we are retaining across the whole development area.
Demolition of the former Rockwell care home buildings is scheduled to take place from 25th March 2021 for 12 weeks.
Curo were granted planning permission for this site on July 4th 2019 by Bristol City Council. Exhibition of planning proposals, March 2018