Yarlington Housing Group is on target to deliver 160 new homes in Bristol by 2022 with a further 432 homes under negotiation on sites across the city. The new homes are part of Yarlington’s commitment to building 500 homes in the city.
Of the 160 planned homes, several developments are already under way and more projects are planned to help meet the housing need in Bristol.
Stephen Lodge, Executive Director of Growth & Development at Yarlington commented: “It’s great to see our ambitious targets coming to fruition. The demand for affordable homes in central locations in Bristol intensifies and through true collaboration with the parties involved we’re helping to address that need and provide solutions for the housing crisis.”
Current developments include Castle Park View which features a landmark 26-storey tower which is set to be Bristol’s tallest residential building. Yarlington will be providing 75 affordable residences as part of the 375-home development which is being built in partnership with Linkcity, M&G Real Estate, Bristol City Council and Homes England. 58 of the homes will be available for affordable rent and 17 for shared ownership, comprising a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom properties which are due for completion in November 2021.
Speedwell swimming baths is another interesting development on the former swimming pool site on Whitefield Road in Bristol. By utilising derelict land and with grant funding from Bristol City Council, Yarlington are developing 31 homes on the site which will be available for affordable rent. As well as providing new homes, using disused land will help to ease the pressure on an expanding city.
Filwood Park is a recently completed development in Bristol with 26 two-bedroom apartments for shared ownership. As Yarlington’s first development to complete in Bristol, the homes have quickly addressed the need for more affordable housing as 75% of the properties were reserved off-plan and the remainder sold on completion.
At Brook Road in Bristol, Whitewood Park is a development of 28 homes comprising 12 flats and 16 houses. The properties will be made up of 21 shared ownership homes and another seven for social rent. In the first phase of development all four homes were sold off plan and the next phase will be available from October/November 2019.
In addition to providing homes, through its subsidiary Inspired to Achieve, Yarlington is also helping to support people into education, training and employment in the city. So far Inspired to Achieve has helped 1,024 people into employment and as the number of Yarlington customers increases in Bristol this will provide further opportunities to help even more people.