Work is nearing completion in keeping with the city’s ambition as European Green Capital.
Work is nearing completion on three developments of new build timber frame council homes for Bristol City Council in the Henbury and Brentry area. In keeping with the City’s ambitions as European Green Capital, the housing has all been designed to Passivhaus standards by Emmett Russell Architects. Working with the limited space available for soft landscape on these urban infill sites, AECB members, Roundfield have made a strong feature of sustainable urban drainage systems which positively influence the landscape character. Water features have been designed to direct roof and paving run off through permeable paving, conveyance channels and bio-retention areas. The most challenging aspect has been to ‘stitch’ each development into it’s surrounding residential context to avoid overlooking, particularly on the more sloped sites.
Bristol City Council’s New Build Council Housing Programme aims to deliver 1000 new council homes over the next 15 years on housing infill sites.