Constable Road, Lockleaze

This development for Abri Housing Association will provide 74 new homes across a range of tenures including social rent, shared ownership and open market homes. The redevelopment of this site in North Bristol is part of a wider regeneration strategy that has been implemented in the area over the last decade. Bristol Architects Emmett Russell Architects have been involved in that process for the past six years.

We were initially commissioned as architects by Bristol City Council to carry out a series of feasibility studies for thirteen council owned sites in Lockleaze, a post-war neighbourhood to the north of Bristol. Our brief was then extended to work in consultation with local community groups to develop detailed masterplans for two of the sites and secure planning permission for 350 new homes.

When this site was purchased by Abri (formerly Yarlington) we were retained as architects to develop detailed proposals and obtain full planning consent and then to work with Speller Metcalfe Contractors to provide architectural services through to construction.

The development works sensitively with the existing context and responds to the slope of the land. This will be a fossil fuel-free development with all heating and hot water provided through air source heat pumps.