Doncaster company to build 350 new homes in Bristol


Doncaster-based Keepmoat Homes and housing provider LiveWest are to build 350 new homes in the Hartcliffe area of Bristol.

The development is a joint venture by the two companies, and forms a key part of the regeneration of South Bristol, building on land owned by the City Council.

A third of the homes will be classed as affordable, with 80 homes for affordable rent and 25 for shared ownership. The remaining 245 homes will be made available through open market sale.

Richard Young, Technical Director at Keepmoat Homes said: “Working in partnership with Live West and Bristol City Council, we are seeking to build a contemporary housing development that will be set in attractive landscaping and feature a number of ecological measures such as wildlife corridors and ‘living streets’, ensuring that this new community offers something special to its residents.”

Russell Baldwinson, LiveWest’s Executive Director of Development, said: “This new development will provide a wide range of homes, including much needed family housing in an attractive, exciting and vibrant new setting.

“Working with Keepmoat Homes and Bristol City Council, we have had a common goal of creating a high quality new housing development which will provide our customers with a great place to live.”

Work is now expected to start on site in October 2019, with the first homes ready to be occupied in Spring 2020.

The development has been designed to include a variety of ecological initiatives to support the local wildlife, including a wildflower “pollinator park”, a wildlife corridor and 450 new trees. In addition to this, a swarm of blue butterflies and its sole food source, the kidney vetch plant, have been relocated to another area on the site, ensuring they are preserved and able to thrive.