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Imperial Park, Bristol



Imperial Park is a new Curo development of 70 affordable homes on one of the last remaining undeveloped plots of land of the former Imperial Tobacco Factory in Bishopsworth, Bristol. We're starting construction works with contractor Vistry Partnerships in August 2022, having secured planning permission for the site in April this year.

CGI of a street view at Curo's Imperial Park development 

Name our new housing development

Curo is starting works with contractor Vistry Partnerships this August to build 70 much-needed new affordable homes in Bishopsworth, Bristol.

We're asking local residents to help us find a name for our new residential scheme and we're welcoming suggestions that celebrate the local area and its history.

Have an idea? Let us know by filling in this short survey!


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.

The homes

The development will provide 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, 29 homes for affordable rent and 29 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.

CGI of a street view at Curo's Imperial Park development

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 development will see 70 much-needed new affordable homes being built on one of the last remaining unused plots of land in the area, in a city where more than 13,000 people are registered on the Council's choice-based lettings scheme.

Works on site at Imperial Park will begin in August 2022 and the development is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.


All new homes will be well insulated and 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.

All affordable homes for rent 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.

CGI of a street view at Curo's Imperial Park development

Open spaces and amenities

Alongside homes, the development will also 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 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 2021 and in April this year we were granted planning permission by Bristol City Council to build the new homes. You can find more details on Bristol City Council's planning portal by searching for Ref. 21/03797/F.

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