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Bristol’s housing lead sees the success of


Barratt’s Filwood Park


Bristol’s cabinet member for housing has seen firsthand the success of Filwood Park, the brand-new community of contemporary homes from Barratt at the heart of a multi-million-pound regeneration project just south of the city. Councillor Paul Smith was on site for a progress report and given a tour of the new show homes by Barratt Bristol managing director Russell Glimstead. A total of 150 new homes, with a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses and two bedroom apartments, are being built on the site which is owned by Homes England and previously Bristol City Council. Built to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, some will form a crescent overlooking the park, creating a strong design feature and sense of identity. Te homes will be within walking distance of a whole host of local amenities. In addition to the homes, the five-star developer will create parkland at the heart of the development


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which boasts plenty of room for recreational use. Tere will also be a focus on ecology with new native trees planted for shelter and wildlife and marginal planting and meadow grass to create habitats for insects. Coun. Smith said: “I was very impressed with what I saw, and I’m delighted to hear that it is proving to be extremely popular with homebuyers. Te quality of build is of the highest order and the development will really enhance the area. I’m particularly pleased to see there is an element of shared ownership.” Barratt Bristol managing director Russell Glimstead said: “I was delighted to have the opportunity to demonstrate to Councillor Smith our commitment to the area. Filwood Park is an important development for us and I’m extremely proud of our achievements here. We’re getting terrific feedback from residents which is reflected in the high level of interest we’re getting from the local community.”


Adam Frontczak, development manager, in


Public Sector Land, at Homes England, said: “Te collaboration between Homes England and Barratt Homes at Filwood Park, has resulted in new homes being built at pace, in a setting that we can all be proud of. “Tis is an excellent example of our commitment to increase house building, using the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme to provide an additional 26 affordable homes for Bristol. With the development well underway, it is great to see significant progress being made on site.” Filwood Park is close to a cinema, restaurants, a school and supermarkets. Te redeveloped A4174 and the new metro link are also close by. Bristol city centre is less than three miles away – offering an array of leisure and work opportunities. To find out more about the first homes at Filwood Park, visit barratthomes.co.uk or call 0330 057 6000.


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