Major Housing Success in North Bristol

Working with United Communities (housing association), in partnership with HAB, (Kevin McCloud's development company), gcp has been successful in winning the contract to redevelop the former Dunmail school site in Southmead.

This success builds on our strength in providing design services across the whole housing sector, from private developers to housing associations and brings together two of the region's market leading housing providers.

This scheme, in the year of Bristol 2015 (European Green Capital), will develop over 150 new homes to help tackle the housing crisis in this part of Bristol. The planning application is expected to be submitted in March 2016.

The scheme was announced to coincide with Bristol Mayor George Ferguson's State of the City address on November 10th 2015 in Great Hall, University of Bristol. The address included praise for Filwood Green Business Park, a scheme delivered by gcp with Midas Construction.

The Dunmail scheme will feature affordable homes built to the equivalent of Passivhaus energy efficiency standards and all homes will meet the old level four of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

gcp were the first architects in the West of England region to be qualified as certified PassivHaus Designer by the European PassivHaus Institute.