We've officially opened 25 new affordable homes in Fishponds, Bristol
On Thursday 7 July we celebrated the opening of 25 new affordable homes in Fishponds, Bristol.
Developed in partnership with Bristol City Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and Lovell, the new homes provide much needed affordable housing in an area close to local facilities and transport within Bristol. Four of the homes are available for shared ownership, with the remaining for affordable and social rent.
Representatives from Clarke Willmott, Noma Architects and Tremain Powell Partnership joined the development partners at the opening, which saw a ribbon cutting and speeches from Nick Medhurst, Chair of Knightstone Board, and the Assistant Mayor for Place including new homes and infrastructure for Bristol City Council, Councillor Mark Bradshaw.
Completed in July, the development was subsidised with grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency and Bristol City Council.
Caroline Hughes, Regional Development Manager said ‘We’re really pleased to have worked in partnership with Bristol City Council and Lovell to deliver 25 much needed affordable homes. Bristol is a core local authority for us and we’re always looking to increase the number of affordable homes available in the area.’
Councillor Mark Bradshaw added ‘Nothing gives me greater pleasure than being a part of opening new affordable homes. It’s one of the biggest issues we face as a city. We will try anything we can, work with as many partners as needed, to provide more much needed homes.
Knightstone's innovative approach and commitment to Bristol is very welcome. With 14,000 people on the waiting list for affordable homes in Bristol, these 25 new homes make a contribution to this area. I'm looking forward to a more upward pace in delivering new affordable homes, but we can only do that through working with Knightstone and other partners. I'm very grateful to all who've taken part in this.'
We're currently delivering over 160 new affordable homes within Bristol under the Homes and Communities Agency’s 2011-15 Affordable Homes Programme, with many of the schemes being brought forward in partnership with Bristol City Council. In addition to this we've secured an allocation under the Homes and Communities Agency’s 2015-18 Affordable Homes programme that will see further new affordable homes delivered in Bristol by March 2018.