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The Willows, Bristol



Curo is 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.

Shared Ownership homes will sold via our sales website and Help to Buy Agent for the South.

The development is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2022.

Why redevelop the area?

Our office block at Holly House was underused. The land once occupied by the Long Cross pub and the former Rockwell care home were vacant at a time when local housing demand in the area is high.

It is our priority 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 on site started in March 2021.

For more information about the works, have a look at our contractor's latest newsletter.


Curo were granted planning permission for this site on 4 July 2019 by Bristol City Council. Prior to this, public consultation took place in March 2018 - you can see the exhibition boards below.


The Willows News

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Bristol Cabinet Member for Housing impressed with progress of new homes in Lawrence Weston

Bristol City Council Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes, Councillor Tom Renhard, visited Curo’s Century Park and The Willows developments in Lawrence Weston to see the construction progress of 185 new homes for the city. More than half of the new homes currently being delivered by Curo across the two schemes will be much-needed affordable housing.

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Bristol school opens sensory garden with help from local housebuilders

A school in Lawrence Weston, Bristol has opened a new sensory garden to help promote the pupils’ wellbeing and mental health. Oasis Academy Bank Leaze, also known locally as ‘the blue school on the hill’, was helped to set up the garden by housing association and housebuilder Curo and their contractor Jehu Group.

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Curo appoints Jehu to £8.5million regeneration scheme in Bristol

West of England housing association Curo has appointed Jehu Group as the main contractor to deliver 57 new affordable homes at a regeneration scheme in Lawrence Weston, Bristol. The development, whose name ‘The Willows’ was suggested by a local resident, will consist of a mix of one, two and three-bedroom houses and apartments delivered across three adjoining si…

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Local residents choose names for Curo’s developments in Lawrence Weston, Bristol

‘Century Park’ and ‘The Willows’ are today revealed as the new names for Curo’s developments in Lawrence Weston, Bristol. The names were suggested by local residents Becky Cockle and Rhiannon Beail, following a campaign by Curo to find new identities for the two sites - previously referred to as Henacre Road and Corbet Close.

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Name our developments and win £100 in Love2Shop vouchers

We’re proud and excited to be delivering 185 new homes in Lawrence Weston over the next few years. While we’re progressing our planning applications for 57 affordable homes at Corbet Close and 128 homes at Henacre Road, we’re asking local residents to help us find names for our two developments.

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