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A new approach for Hengrove Park

A new approach for Hengrove Park

Bristol’s Mayor has promised to deliver 1000 new affordable homes a year across the city by 2024.

22 December 2021

As part of this process, Mayor Marvin Rees and his Cabinet have announced a new approach for the development of Hengrove Park.

The changed approach will enable Hengrove Park to become an exemplar new, high-quality, and sustainable neighbourhood and public park.

This will include delivering new homes at pace to high environmental standards with the use of innovative methods of housing delivery, including Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), to deliver the new and affordable homes Bristol needs.

Earlier this year, a procurement process was started to find a development partner for the Hengrove Park scheme.

Following a review of the procurement in the autumn, Mayor Rees and the Cabinet Lead for Homes decided to terminate the process in order to pursue an approach that is more likely to meet the council’s strategic priorities for housing in the city.

The decision to look again at the best way to deliver the flagship housing scheme, which will see over 1400 new homes built in the south of the city, will boost housing delivery across Bristol by exploring innovative approaches to deliver new homes more sustainably and quickly.

Cabinet will announce the new delivery plans in early 2022.

Speaking on behalf of the Cabinet, Tom Renhard, Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes, said:

“Hengrove Park is a major opportunity for Bristol to deliver the new homes we need in a way that sets an example of how high-quality, low carbon and affordable homes can be delivered at pace. We have decided to end the current procurement process because we believe there is a better way to meet our objectives for affordable housing in the city. By looking again at how we approach the scheme we can ensure that we maximise the highest number of affordable homes for those in need, as well as providing the community facilities and infrastructure that will support an inclusive community in the future.”

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