Filton homes reach full height

The new £2bn development at Brabazon will ‘transform the region’, says South Gloucestershire Council leader

The first roofs on new homes at the Brabazon development at Filton have been completed after work started earlier this year.

The homes are likely to go on sale before the end of this year.

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Toby Savage visited the development to mark the ‘topping out’ of the first homes.

Cllr Savage said: “Brabazon is set to transform the local area and is a wakeup call to the big housebuilders on what new development can look like and deliver for communities. The most exciting thing is that this will be a really thriving new neighbourhood, not just another housing project. There will be public parks, schools, community facilities and new transport links.” 

“At the heart of it will be the incredible new YTL Arena Complex. For so many it’s going to be the most exciting place to be in the south west.”

The first phase of new homes will consist of a range of one- and two-bedroom apartments and two-, three- and four-bedroom homes. With construction underway, YTL Developments expect the first homes to go on sale before the end of the year, with residents moving in at the start of 2021.

The new build by YTL Developments is likely to bring in more jobs and opportunities for people in the local area, which will help to build community.

Named after the revolutionary 1940s airliner, the Brabazon development is located on the site of the former Filton airfield, which is also the birthplace of Concorde.

The homes will be served by a new railway station connecting Brabazon to Bristol Temple Meads, as well as dedicated metrobus and cycle routes.

Rob Benson, Construction Director at YTL Developments said: “I’m the third generation of my family to have worked here at the former Filton Airfield. To see this historic local landmark being brought back to life feels really personal to me. Seeing the quality of the new homes as they come out the ground is fantastic. Huge credit goes to our local team of site managers, supervisors and contractors. We are continuing to press ahead and can’t wait to see the first new residents move in early next year.”

Jon McDiarmid, Director at YTL Developments, said: “The first new homes at Brabazon are setting the standard for what this new neighbourhood will become. The design details like the curve of the crescent, the quality of the brickwork and the extra space inside and out will make for really distinctive new homes.

“With the good progress currently being made by the construction team, we expect to be able to offer our first homes for sale before the end
of 2020.”

To find out more about the development and register your interest, visit

Caitlin Bowring

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