Gascoigne East – Phase 2
Transforming the east side of the 1960s Gascoigne estate into a modern, environmentally friendly community.
private rental apartments
of 1 and 2 bedroom homes
Providing 297 apartments across two buildings on the former Avon Fire and Rescue headquarters site
Willmott Dixon’s team in the South West are delivering a £63m residential scheme at Finzels Reach in Bristol on behalf of property developer Cubex.
The project will see 297 apartments built across two buildings on the former site of the Avon Fire and Rescue headquarters. The largest is Millwrights Place, which will provide 231 private rental apartments in a 14 storey building, while adjacent to this will be Coopers Court, a 10 storey building providing 66 apartments – 18 shared ownership and 48 affordable. Both schemes will contain a mixture of 1 and 2 bedroom homes, as well courtyard bike stores, roof terraces, a brown roof and undercroft parking.
The project marks the fourth time we have been chosen by Cubex to deliver a major construction scheme in the city. Previous projects included the £33m Halo office situated nearby, and this followed completion of the 95,000 square foot Aurora office in 2018, the city’s first BREEAM outstanding office scheme.
Like the Halo office next door, both buildings will be connected to the city’s district heating network which draws heat from a heat bore in the centre of the city. The two buildings will be constructed using a concrete frame structure and clad with brick slips, Euroclad Vieo, and Sinusoidal metal cladding.
Neal Stephens Managing Director of Willmott Dixon’s Wales and West region said:
“We are delighted to once again have the opportunity to work alongside Cubex. As well as providing much needed high-quality housing for the people of Bristol, using our specialist local supply chain, the project will provide further stimulus to the local economy as the UK recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.”
Enabling works commenced in January 2021, with main contract works following in February. The scheme is anticipated to complete in the summer of 2023.
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