AHMM has been named as one of the five finalists competing to redevelop a site on Midland Road in the Bristol’s Old Market Quarter, along with BDP, Pick Everard, Ferguson Mann Architects and Alec French Architects.

The two-stage competition sought ‘innovative and solutions-focused’ proposals for a new 100% affordable housing development of approximately 70 dwellings on a constrained brownfield site north of Bristol Temple Meads station.

Part of the Bristol Housing Festival and backed by Bristol’s largest independent housing association, Brighter Places, the brief asked for designs that ‘complement the local area, is as climate smart as possible to reduce costs for residents and supports the city’s climate goals’.

BDP have been named as the overall winner of the commission, which covers up to RIBA stage 3 and full planning submission.