Sovereign Housing Association has unveiled its plans for a residential-led redevelopment at Castle Court, Brislington.

Acquired in May 2020, the site is located adjacent to Paintworks, and is on the River Avon.

The proposal, designed by Broadway Malyan Architects, includes the demolition of the existing industrial units, making way for between 350 and 370 dwellings, ranging from 1, 2 and 3-bed apartments to family houses.

Approximately 50 per cent of the accommodation is envisaged as affordable housing.

There is also an emphasis on the landscaping in the scheme, integrating it into its surroundings, between Sparke Evans Park and Amos Vale cemetery.

A ‘changing places’ facility is also set to be provided; for people and their carers to help with the scheme’s inclusivity. A “mobility hub” will also include car club spaces and electric scooter parking.

The plans also show around 5,500 sq ft of non-residential uses including a café and community facilities.

Consultation for the scheme has now closed, with a full planning application anticipated for December.

Should approval be granted in the summer of 2023, construction could start in Q4 2023.

Image source: Sovereign Housing Association

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