Builder's lay foundations for sustainable homes in Kingswood
07 September 2017 by Emma Forster
A large garden space in Kingswood is to be re-developed to provide three, four bedroom townhouses.
Helm Construction has begun work on the extensive site to the rear of an existing bungalow near the junction with Station Road on behalf of M Slade Developments.
Contract Manager Chris Hendy said: “Our newest site at Jubilee Road in Kingswood is off to a flying start. Only two weeks in and we have already done the concrete pour.”
The 32 week project will feature a terrace of three, four bed town houses.
“We have already undertaken similar projects in Downend and Mangotsfield where these large and often under-utilised gardens are effectively re-developed to provide the new homes we need.”
Helm built one detached, three-bedroom home with garage and two, three-bed semis earlier this year at Peache Road in Downend. They had previously built four new homes on an overgrown site there last year. All were snapped up.
The firm also completed two new homes just across the road in Buckingham Gardens and a further four at the old Post Office in Mangotsfield.
Chris Hendy said: “South Gloucestershire Council ruled that the Jubilee Road site was located within an existing urban area where the benefit of three new homes in a sustainable location outweighed any possible obstacles.”
Chris said younger professionals and families moving in to the area had far different lifestyles and many of them didn’t have the time to maintain a large garden space.
“These days, neighbours are more likely to call us back to look at their own spare space rather than complain about the loss of an overgrown garden.
“With so many people desperate to get a foot on the property ladder, it makes sense to look at wasted and unused space in our existing urban locations rather than dig up more of our green field space.”
Fast-growing Helm Construction is active on more than a dozen brownfield sites across Bristol and the South West.