National property developer swoops for major Bristol scheme

National property developer Godwin has agreed to buy a major residential scheme in Bristol.

Godwin has exchanged contracts with affordable provider Places for People for their Dove Lane scheme.

The project is the second scheme Godwin has secured in Bristol.

The development in the centre of the city has detailed planning for 358 homes, including 72 affordable properties, spread across buildings of various heights.

The development also includes public open spaces, landscaping, and areas for shops, businesses and community activities.

The 4.3-acre former paper factory site is next to the M32 motorway and offers plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and public transport to access Bristol city centre and the wider conurbation.

Godwin plans to work closely with Places for People and build on the design, community and stakeholder engagement work already undertaken by them during the next stages of the development.

Simon Boreham, managing director of Residential Development at Godwin, commented: “Bristol is a city which is currently experiencing an enormous shortage of homes across all tenures and urgently needs to deliver additional stock to meet the needs of people across all life stages and incomes.

“This brownfield site presents a major opportunity to optimise the limited developable space in central Bristol to create new thriving residential communities that integrate well into the local context and deliver green spaces to tackle the climate emergency.

“We look forward to working closely with Places for People, the local community and stakeholders across Bristol to transform this site into a new vibrant and inclusive scheme that caters to the needs of current and future residents of the city.”

Dove Lane is the second scheme for Godwin in Bristol, who recently submitted a planning application for a 101-bed student living scheme on Newfoundland Road, next door to Dove Lane.

Godwin Developments is a national residential and commercial property developer with schemes from Dorset in the South to Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the North.

Its residential division has a nationwide portfolio which exceeds 4,200 units, valued at £700m, and a track record with buy to rent, affordable and student schemes.

Godwin works with developers, land and business owners to increase the value of their land and property through imaginative development, ranging from origination through to post-completion.


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