The development is the first of its kind for Bristol City Council, with the council building homes for sale on the private market for the first time. The mixed tenure development will feature 40% affordable homes for the city, available for social rent.

The 133 homes, will consist of a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. The scheme is part of Bristol’s Mayor’s commitment to build 2000 new homes, 800 affordable in the city by 2020. The site is located in a thriving area of the city, with good transport links to central Bristol and the open parkland of Ashton Court.

The unique funding model adopted by the council will see 60% of the homes sold to the private market, with the proceeds reinvested to support the funding of the construction of the new council homes.

The project utilises modern methods of construction, with the houses adopting the innovative Sig iHouse solution, and the apartment blocks using a lightweight Fusion steel frame. Both solutions will enable the homes to be watertight quicker.

John Boughton, deputy managing director of our Wales and West region said:

"We know that housing remains a top priority for the council, and we are delighted to be able to help the council’s ambitious housing vision become a reality. These high-quality homes, will be a great addition to the local community, helping to support the needs of a growing city like Bristol."

The project is due for completion in 2021.

Visitors will visit the whole project and can ask questions about all aspects of the build.

Works that can be seen at Open Doors week are expected to be:

iHouse system install, all major activities from roof works, Brickwork, Drylining  1st fix to 2nd fix M&E and Carpentry

Address Ashton Rise Housing Development
Silbury Road
Ashton Vale


Parking available yes

Parking is via the Long Ashton Park and Rise Scheme which is free to park.

You can access the site from the car park along the Metro Bus route or purchase a ticket for one stop to the site entrance. 

Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 8
Register by March 17, 2020
School, college, dwp Open to groups and individuals
Minimum group size No minimum
Maximum group size 8 spaces
Disabled Access yes

We endeavour to accommodate every person who would like to visit our projects. This is a live construction site, we may have some restrictions that affect access or levels, please let us know your requirements in advance so that we can help with planning your visit.

Child Restrictions yes

We endeavour to accommodate every person who would like to visit our projects. If you are bringing a baby or toddler please be aware that we may have some access restrictions for prams or buggies. 

Please ensure that all children under the age of 16 are accompanied by an adult. 

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