East Street Mews Newsletter Issue 4 : November 2019

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Sorry, we have been a bit quiet lately in sharing our news, but we can assure you that lots of work has been taking place behind the scenes. Our Principle contractor Willmott Dixon for the construction phase has now taken procession of the site and is making great progress in pushing the project forward. They have kindly been provided space in Asda Carpark to run their operations from. If you a...
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Developing Health & Independence sign lease with Bristol City Council at East Street Mews, supported by Simmons & Simmons and Avison Young.

"Yesterday saw a major landmark reached as Developing Health & Independence signed a 15 year lease with Bristol City Council at East Street Mews, where we are laying down the foundations for a better future for young homeless people by transforming a disused building on Bedminster Parade into 11 affordable, self-contained flats. Youth Homelessness is not inevitable, but young people in ...
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Knocking down walls at East Street Mews to help end youth homelessness.

  Over the last month, our East Street Mews partners have been busy getting the site ready for the next stage of the redevelopment of the buildings on Bedminster Parade.   Work on site has been focussed on closing out pre-commencement conditions, demolishing the rabbit warren of temporary structures to the rear of the building and the strip-out of redundant wall coverings and materi...
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Talking to Isaac and Jack from Hydrock

  Hydrock have been supporters of East Street Mews throughout the project's design process, providing consultancy, structural engineering and building performance engineering services on a pro-bono basis.   In addition to this work  Hydrock are proudly fundraising for LandAid, our charity partner, throughout 2018-19 as their charity of the year. We asked Issac Climpson and Jack T...
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East Street Mews Newsletter

We were pleased to 'hit send' on our first newsletter today! Now that we have received planning permission and are in the construction phase of the East Street Mews project, we will be providing regular updates on build progress, the team involved in the project, and the other aims of the those who will benefit from the accommodation when it is built. Over 100 people have already completed a...
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Planning permission granted at East Street Mews!

  We are really pleased to announce that the East Street Mews project has now been granted planning permission to create affordable apartments in Bedminster, Bristol. This is the culmination of a huge amount of pro bono work by our all of our project partners, each of which has played an important role in the development of these vital homes for young people who have experienced homeles...
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Young people (& the BBC) visit East Street Mews as work begins on site.

  In October, East Street Mews team were really pleased to welcome some young people from 1625 Independent People* who have been affected by homelessness along to our Bedminster site to meet BBC Points West reporter Dave Harvey (with cameraman Chris),  just as pre-construction work was beginning. With everybody decked out in hard hats, fluorescent jackets and safety boots, the BBC t...
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Project Progress: work has commenced on-site at East Street Mews

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 Bristo...
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Come to the launch of the construction phase on 11th September 2018

This year alone, 85000 young people in the UK may face homelessness. East Street Mews is a ground-breaking initiative that aims to deliver 11 contemporary apartments to provide much-needed affordable housing for young homeless people in Bristol. With the construction phase due to start imminently, Willmott Dixon, our principal construction partner, is hosting a breakfast event where you ca...
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Working with young people to create great housing and a stepping stone to independent living

Throughout the development of the East Street Mews project,  our project team have met with young people and team members  from the fabulous Bristol-based organisation 1625 Independent People* to discuss the development of the scheme. By participating in 1625IP's regular Youth Forum, we have captured valuable insight from young people who have experienced homelessness which will, in turn, help ...
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