We have launched a digital public consultation to gather views about proposals to build another – entirely affordable - housing development in Bishopsworth, Bristol.
The site, which is one of the last remaining undeveloped plots of land of the former Imperial Tobacco Factory, could see up to 70 new affordable homes delivered by the end of 2024, subject to planning permission.
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.
The homes will be a mix of apartments and houses with one, two and three bedrooms. All new homes at Curo’s Imperial Park development 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.
Curo have worked with architects Stride Treglown to develop the plans. The proposed homes will be well insulated and will feature triple glazed windows for increased energy efficiency, and 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.
Houses and apartment buildings at Curo’s Imperial Park scheme 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, which will also feature green open space with trees, shrubs and natural wood play equipment.
Curo Chief Executive, Victor da Cunha, says: “We’d love to hear the views of local residents about our proposals for Imperial Park. Affordable housing is desperately needed in Bristol, with more than 13,000 families registered on the Council’s Homechoice scheme, waiting for a place to call home. Working in partnership with the Council and the local community, we hope to finesse our ideas so that we can create beautiful, sustainable homes which are truly valued by the city and its residents.”
Curo are delivering another 78 affordable homes in the area through a partnership with developer Kier at the Urban Quarter scheme at Whitchurch Lane.
To see the plans for Curo’s Imperial Park development and submit your feedback click here.