Two major developers have been announced to build 350 homes at a South Bristol brownfield site scheme.
LiveWest and Keepmoat Homes have been appointed by Bristol City Council as developers at Hartcliffe Campus, which will offer 30% affordable housing.
The council secured outline planning permission for the homes in September 2018, and after a detailed planning application was approved work is due to begin by the end of 2019.
Hartcliffe Campus is an allocated brownfield site for housing development within the Bristol Local Plan, and is close to existing retail, leisure and employment facilities.
New habitats for wildlife protection are included within the masterplan for the Hartcliffe Campus development, which includes a wildlife corridor, a pollinator park and rooftop habitats.
The development will feature two to four bedroom houses, as well as one and two bedroom apartments.
Russell Baldwinson, LiveWest’s executive director of development, said: “This new development will provide a wide range of homes including much needed family housing in an attractive, exciting and vibrant new setting.
“Working with Keepmoat Homes and Bristol City Council we have had a common goal of creating a high quality new housing development which will provide our customers with a great place to live.”
Richard Young, technical director at Keepmoat Homes, said: “We’re delighted to bring forward this transformational development in Hartcliffe and to be creating much needed new homes for the people of Bristol.
“Working in partnership with LiveWest and Bristol City Council, we are seeking to build a contemporary housing development that will be set in attractive landscaping and feature a number of ecological measures such as wildlife corridors and ‘living streets’, ensuring that this new community offers something special to its residents.”
Bristol mayor Marvin Rees said: “I am pleased to see that we have reached the next stage of this project and by doing so we are continuing to address one of our city’s most urgent priorities – building more housing, particularly affordable homes.
“South Bristol needs decent housing and this development could help to revitalise the area. We can also expect to see a boost for the local economy.”
Work is due to start in October with the first homes ready to be occupied in Spring 2020.
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