Major land deal will see 160 homes built in south Bristol
A deal has been signed which will see a major development built on former government owned land.
The deal will see around 160 new homes built on land in south Bristol which was used by the Department for Work and Pensions and as a driving test centre.
The site includes over 92,000 sq ft of vacant, disused offices and ancillary buildings spread over 8.65 acres. The buildings were originally used as a military hospital during the World War II.
Property firm Telereal Trillium has agreed a deal with housebuilder Bellway Homes for the land in Brislington.
Telereal Trillium obtained outline planning permission to redevelop the site from Bristol City Council.
Bellway Homes is planning to submit a more detailed reserved matters application and aims to start construction next year.
A children’s play area, landscaping and a new pedestrian and cycle link are included in the plans.
Sam Rosenkranz, asset manager at Telereal Trillium, said: “We want to thank again those who worked with us from the City Council, community groups and members of the local community to provide valuable feedback during the progression of the application last year.
“We know Bellway Homes will continue to engage with key stakeholders through the planning process to ultimately deliver an excellent development for the local community.”
Sam Sowden, land director at Bellway Homes, said: “Exchanging contracts on this site forms part of our strategy for growth as a division and to bring high-quality housing to Bristol.
“This follows on from our recently launched Berwick Green development at Cribbs Causeway and will help to meet the housing need in and around the city. We are excited to have exchanged with Telereal Trillium and thank them and their agent Savills, for their hard work.”