New homes for Bristol

08/08/2017

New homes for Bristol

Elderberry Walk, AHMM’s second residential project for HAB Housing, has been granted planning by Bristol City Council. The 161-residence scheme sits on the long-vacant site of Dunmail Primary School in the Southmead area of the city, and the new streets have been designed following consultation with local residents. The design focuses on fundamental principles such as ensuring that front doors face front doors and parking is carefully integrated, and demonstrates that high social, environmental, and ecological aspirations can be achieved at low cost. Landscape is also a key part of the design: trees planted by schoolchildren in the 1970s are retained and a central green lane with wildflower swales follows an established dog-walking route to a nearby park. Construction is expected to begin later this year, with first homes available for occupation in late 2018 and final completion in 2020.