Regeneration scheme delivers ten new homes in fast-rising district
22 August 2017 by Emma Forster
Ambitious regeneration schemes are changing the face of Bristol’s St Pauls district – bringing new homes to Brownfield sites in the inner city.
Helm Construction has been brought in by PG Developments to re-develop a site on Newfoundland Road near the M32.
Chief Executive Gary Sheppard said: “The once rundown streets of St Pauls are more vibrant than ever, combining carnival spirit and artisan edge to attract significant investment.
“It’s good news for us as it’s one of the highest value projects we have undertaken in the area so far.”
The project will deliver ten four-bedroom properties on a vacant plot.
Helm Construction recently completed a three-apartment block at nearby Portland Square and is also close to completing a 13 unit development in nearby Fishponds.
“Heavily damaged during the war, many of the buildings around St Pauls became rundown during the 1960s but are now being brought back into the public realm.
“With development land at a premium it is essential we make the most of redundant space like this. The old car parking area is typical of semi-derelict sites around Bristol capable of being regenerated into effective housing.”
Gary Sheppard said the regeneration programme was good news for Bristol.
“Some people in the city have dismissed the progress being made and labelled in-comers ‘Hipsters’. But developments like this have brought new life to areas of the city previously regarded as virtual no-go zones.
“The so-called Hipster generation has succeeded in adding a trendy artisan edge, bringing younger, professional people into the city and reviving the community spirit. Many of the boarded up shopfronts in these areas are now thriving businesses once more, which has to be good news for all residents.”
For further information contact Helm Construction on 01454 634 020.