Housebuilder Keepmoat Homes has purchased land at Parkview Campus, Bristol, on which it will build close to 100 homes for housing association Bromford.
The new development will see Keepmoat turn the brownfield site – previously used as a car park for the old Somerfield head quarters – into 91 affordable homes for Bromford.
The development will comprise 17 one- and two-bedroom flats and 74 two-, three-, and four-bedroom houses.
MCR Property Group won permission from Bristol City Council for the wider scheme in 2019 and then obtained detailed consent for the first phase on the plot last November, before selling the plot to Keepmoat Homes to build new housing.
Keepmoat acquired the land for an undisclosed sum.
‘Help meet growing demand’
Wyn Bevan, head of Development at Bromford, said: “Developments like this one at Parkview help meet the growing demand for new affordable homes in Bristol, as house prices are 12 times average incomes.
“These homes will provide local people with the chance to move into a modern, quality home, where they can become part of their community.
“We’re always looking for new opportunities to provide affordable homes and so are delighted to be working in partnership with Keepmoat Homes at Parkview.
“We’re looking forward to seeing these homes take shape and to start welcoming customers into their new homes.”
Charlotte Goode, regional managing director at Keepmoat Homes, said: ‘’We’re thrilled to have purchased brownfield land in Bristol which will be transformed into 91 quality homes, set amongst picturesque surroundings to be enjoyed by residents and the local public alike.
“This desirable hotspot will provide more choice for residents in Bristol and is set in an ideal location for commuters, families and couples.
“The land acquisition of Parkview is another positive step towards our further growth in the region.
“We look forward to making positive relationships within the community, with the aim of completing our first set of homes in the summer of 2023.”
Harry Ladds, asset manager at MCR Property Group, said: “The sale of the Parkview site ensures our vision for Parkview Campus is fulfilled, having worked closely with Bristol City Council and a number of local stakeholders on the masterplan of Parkview Campus.
“The sale allows us to focus on delivering our current development pipeline and continuing our primary focus on industrial acquisitions across the UK.”
Construction is due to commence in early 2023, with the first homes being completed in the summer of 2023.
The development will take approximately two years to complete.
Image: CGI rendering of the new Parkview homes in Bristol
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