Planning approval to deliver 278 new homes on the site of the former Filton Airfield has been granted by South Gloucestershire Council. The new homes form the first phase in the transformation of the historic airfield site into a thriving new neighbourhood for Bristol, known as Brabazon.
Grant Associates is creating the landscape and public realm strategy for the development, working closely with the architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on behalf of site owner YTL Developments. This first phase of new properties includes high-quality family homes, private apartments and affordable properties, all set within community gardens and liveable streets.
A public square and sweeping crescent mark the entrance into the neighbourhood, while the mix of homes, ranging from medium-rise apartment buildings to urban terraces and spacious family houses, is designed to foster a diverse and vibrant community.
The neighbourhood is set out on a network of tree-lined streets, with attractive public spaces and Brabazon Park, a new area of green parkland and play space that will be a community asset open for everyone to enjoy. The homes and apartments all have access to outside space.
Following the grant of planning approval, YTL Developments anticipates that construction will begin before the end of the year. The homes are expected to go on sale during 2020, with the first residents set to move in at Brabazon in 2021.