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Planning Consent for Modulous Scheme
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Planning Consent for Modulous Scheme
Romney Avenue Bristol
Modulous scheme for Bristol City Council to start on site in the New Year.

We are happy to announce that we have secured planning permission for 12 new sustainable council homes in North Bristol. The scheme, which sits on Romney Avenue in Lockleaze, comprises four two-storey, two-bedroom houses and a three-storey block of flats containing five two bed and three one bed apartments.

AHR designed the original scheme and we were invited to adapt it for offsite construction, to maintain the spirit of the design intent while introducing the programme efficiencies of our Kit of Parts approach.

It is estimated that Bristol will need 22,261 new homes over the next 20 years. Project 1000 – which aims to deliver 1,000 affordable homes a year – involves collaboration with innovative companies such as ours that are utilising technology to deliver affordable, sustainable homes at scale and pace.

The new homes are designed using a Fabric First approach, focussing on user comfort and mitigating overheating, with heat pumps and a bio-solar roof with PV panels providing energy while delivering a 100% reduction against regulated carbon emissions. Green roofs support biodiversity. We calculate that our end-to-end platform enables 50% time saving on project delivery, 60% reduction in embodied carbon, and 70% reduction in construction waste.

Halsall is the contractor for the scheme, and will begin groundworks in early 2023, with modules due on site later that year and practical completion expected in 2024.

Modulous Projects Director Marc Hewett said “Securing planning permission represents a significant step forward in our journey to transform the industry and deliver affordable housing in Bristol. It’s a good day for both Modulous and Bristol.”