Completion of village regeneration scheme provides 13 new affordable homes
A disused former garage site in Alveston has been transformed into modern, affordable housing.
Housing association Bromford has this month completed the regeneration of the Quarry Road site, replacing two 1950s properties and 50 underutilised garages into 13 new homes. Work on the new five three-bedroom houses, five two-bedroom houses, two two-bedroom flats and a one-bedroom bungalow began in spring 2021 after planning permission was granted the previous year.
Customers moved into the homes earlier in the month after they were advertised through South Gloucestershire Council’s choice-based lettings system.
Project manager William Gates said: “We’re delighted to have completed this development and welcome customers into their new homes.
“Although we are already the largest housing association in South Gloucestershire, we know there is demand for even more affordable homes across the area. We always look at ways to make the most of the land we own, especially when it comes to some of our older properties whose condition has started to deteriorate and under-performing garage sites. The regeneration of this brownfield site has allowed us to provide much-needed homes for 13 families.”
Construction work was carried out by Bromford’s development partner EG Carter. Mat Vye, associate director at EG Carter added: “We are delighted to have delivered another affordable housing project in collaboration with Bromford and look forward to delivering many more over the coming years.”
To compensate for the loss of parking spaces through the demolition of the garages, Bromford built 12 additional spaces on land it owns in nearby Vattingstone Lane. Bromford is one of the country’s biggest housebuilding housing associations and completed 1,224 new homes in the last year, including 96 in South Gloucestershire. Over the year ahead it aims to increase this to more than 1,250 homes.