Countryside Partnerships and Goram Homes achieve Building with Nature award at Bristol’s One Lockleaze
25 Oct 2023

Countryside Partnerships and Goram Homes achieve Building with Nature award at Bristol’s One Lockleaze

One Lockleaze, the first development from the partnership between Bristol City Council’s housing company Goram Homes and the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer Countryside Partnerships, has been awarded the Building with Nature Full Award.

Building with Nature is a voluntary scheme that sets best practice standards for quality green infrastructure and awards developments that will benefit both people and the planet.

One Lockleaze in North Bristol is due mark its first completions on site before the end of the year. The project will regenerate a 5.2 ha former school site into 268 new, high-quality homes, more than half of which will be affordable. The scheme features a range of bespoke, eco-focused one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in a brand new Lockleaze neighbourhood.

Once delivered, One Lockleaze will create new, more accessible and diverse green infrastructure for future residents and the local community. The project will also include a community park in the heart of the development, forming a wildlife corridor linking Stoke Park, the neighbouring Grade II Listed historic parkland, with Concorde Way, a walking and cycle route that connects North Bristol to the city centre. The HTA Design landscape team designed the park with a range of new habitat types, dedicated wildlife areas, planted SUDs features and a range of play facilities.

Alongside the ecological measures, the homes have been built with an environmentally conscious design too. All the homes at One Lockleaze will be heated by air source heat pumps thereby playing a part in helping Bristol City Council deliver on its ambitions to be net zero by 2030.

Darren Dancey, Managing Director of Countryside Partnerships West, said:

“We are hugely proud to have been awarded the Building with Nature Full Award at One Lockleaze, our first development with Goram Homes, in Bristol. The homes at One Lockleaze have been designed to suit a sustainable community – affordable, eco-friendly and socially integrated. We look forward to launching One Lockleaze in the coming months and seeing the site develop into a thriving community.”

Landsmith Associates was the Building with Nature Assessor for the project.

Countryside Partnerships and Goram Homes are also working together on developments at New Fosseway Road and Dovercourt Road in Bristol. These schemes are currently at the detailed design stage, with plans to start construction, subject to reserved matters planning consent, in 2024.

Elaine Olphert, Technical Director at Goram Homes, said:

“One Lockleaze is a great example of how partnership working can create a community that exceeds statutory requirements and delivers a high standard of green infrastructure for people and wildlife. Building with Nature standards are raising the bar for placemaking and I’m very proud that our new scheme will benefit new residents and the natural world.”

The accreditation is subject to post construction sign off.

To find out more about One Lockleaze, please visit here.

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