Council awarded for modular housing scheme

Wed 8 January 2020, 4:44 pm

Bristol City Council has scooped a prestigious award for its modern construction methods at a modular housing development.

Work on the Chalks Road development in St George won an Inside Housing Development Award in November, celebrating the swift and efficient way homes have been built using a value-for-money and energy-efficient method.

Eleven ZEDpod houses have been created, reclaiming an urban area and providing a housing solution where conventional construction would not normally be possible.

Councillor Paul Smith, cabinet member for housing, who collected the award for the council and its partners ZEDpods and Bristol Housing Festival, said: “It is great to see that Bristol has been recognised for its forward-thinking approach to housing.

“The development at Chalks Road is a prime example of how using modern methods of construction can provide affordable first homes for low income young people.

“Along with the launchpad project, this is the first development of its kind in the city where we have repurposed land using high-quality and sustainable building design. We are now exploring further innovative housing solutions to provide more affordable housing across the city, whilst also lessening the impact upon the environment by using eco-friendly construction methods.”