Dunmail Housing Scheme Project

The Dunmail scheme is a mixed tenure housing scheme in Southmead, North Bristol. In conjunction with HAB Housing and United Communities the site will create 160 homes on a disused primary school in Southmead.

The scheme will be a range of 1 and 2 bed apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bed houses. Set on the former Dunmail Primary School site, this new development will offer sustainable homes built with the environment in mind. The scheme will have green infrastructure, including sustainable food production, low carbon energy sources and new cycle routes.

Dunmail Project

The project

Bristol and Bath Regional Capital (BBRC) and Southmead Development Trust (SDT) are seeking to buy 41 of the homes in order to lease them out and develop a locally owned and managed ethical market rental offer in support of local projects benefiting the community. These ethical principles include:

  • a home, not just a tenancy
  • security of tenure
  • predictability of rents
  • local lettings policy
  • local active management
  • local ownership
  • appropriate levels of affordability commensurate with investor requirements and local salaries.

This new development will offer homes built with green infrastructure, including sustainable food production, low carbon energy sources and new cycle routes. All the homes will be built to very high levels of environmental efficiency, delivering real savings in energy use and the consequent lower running costs.

For details on the financing of this development please click here (Link to Dunmail case study)