Bristol City Council
Key Project Information
- Small development of 14 houses, one of the first 100% affordable schemes of its kind.
- Funding was provided with a grant from Bristol City Council’s Affordable Housing Funding Budget – a £57m pot of money set aside to tackle the city’s housing waiting list.
- The money was made up of:
- Council grant of £322,000
- Homes England grant of £520,000
- All 14 properties were three-bedroom family homes, available for affordable rent through the city council’s HomeChoice website, which prioritises families based on their needs and local links.
We secured planning permission on behalf of Clayewater Homes, working with Curo Group, for 14 affordable family homes on the site of the derelict White Hart pub on Whitehall Road in Bristol.
Clayewater Homes, acquired the long derelict public house, between Easton and St George, complete with planning permission for 13 homes. However the scheme was not deliverable due to the expectation to retain the façade of the former pub, which was not structurally possible.
We worked with Clayewater Homes to demonstrate that the existing consent was not deliverable and also to take the opportunity to include a further home using timber frame construction in order to deliver a high quality, thermally efficient scheme that met with Curo Group’s design requirements.
We provided heritage services to secure the recording of the pub prior to its demolition, as well as expert planning witness, 2D visualisation and CGI design, EIA and town planning services.