With the planning application submitted by GVA currently under consideration by Bristol City Council, work on the build programme, leasing of the building, contracts and enabling works onsite have been going on in earnest over the summer.
- Simmons & Simmons team in Bristol have been working with Developing Health & Independence to finalise the leasing of the empty building from Bristol City Council on a peppercorn rent. This reduced rent is a key factor in our project model as it will enable DHI’s Home Turf Lettings not-for-profit social enterprise to offer the apartments at greatly reduced rates of rent to young people at risk of homelessness.
- Willmott Dixon, our lead construction partner on East Street Mews, have been working collaboratively with Currie & Brown, The Bush Consultancy , Lancer Scott & JLL to determine what is required to transform the dilapidated building into contemporary apartments. This work will allow us to ask more local construction businesses to support the project by:
- completing an element of the works
- donating materials
- sponsoring us to procure materials.
- Initial surveys carried out at the empty building in Bedminster by Allium Environmental, discovered a small amount of asbestos. Allium’s have now completed it’s removal; a vital stage in making the building safe for the construction team to begin the strip out and refurbishment of the building.
- We are hugely grateful to Lancer Scott,a Bristol-based business who have come onboard as a project partner and offered their support in completing the strip-out of the building, supported by ETM Recycling, another local business who have agreed to assist with waste management.
- New partner in the East Street Mews project, Osbourne Clarke have long supported LandAid’s efforts to reduce youth homelessness. They have kindly offered their services on a pro-bono basis to assist with construction appointments and contracts throughout the project.
- Rockside Estates have offered their support with the landscaping at East Street Mews. In addition, we are exploring opportunities to provide employment and training to young people who may be interested in work experience or a role within this successful local business.
With building work due to start once planning determination is received, we are hosting a breakfast event with Willmott Dixon where you can meet some of the team already involved in the project and hear how your business can also get involved.
By pledging your support no matter how large or small, you will be making a tangible difference and delivering quality homes to people that really need them. We hope you will join us in helping make the vision for this empty building a reality.
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