J3 really is something to show off about and to be proud of. You approach the development and just think ‘wow’. It’s a genuine example of how building homes is a great thing. When we build homes we create communities and we make better places and that’s exactly what is happening here. Everyone who has been involved in developing J3 should be proud
— David Orr, CE of the National Housing Federation

Junction 3, Easton, Bristol: The award winning J3 has revitalised a neglected part of the City

Junction 3, adjacent to the M32 in Bristol, is the ambitious development of a site that lay vacant for over 30 years. gcp brought together the original development partners ultimately led by Knightstone Housing Association, working alongside Bristol City Council Library Services and national charity SPAN, to develop the scheme.

The scheme comprises 54 new homes, learning centre, crèche and 7 workspace units. The project secured £1.9m Big Lottery funding for the library and £2.9m from The Homes and Communities Agency for the housing.

The brief was to design an iconic, fully accessible, safe and inviting development which celebrates the diversity and heritage of its residents and users. Junction 3 achieved level 3 Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Very Good for the learning centre.

This project has won a number of awards. These include:


2015 RICS SW Regional Award: Regeneration Award

2015 RTPI SW Regional Award: Best Project on the Ground Award

2015 RTPI SW National Shortlisted Project

2015 Insider Property Awards: Residential Development of the Year Award

2014 Insulated Render and Cladding Association National Award

2013 Bristol Civic Society Environmental Award

2013 Best Mixed-Use Development - What House Awards

2012 Building for Life Silver Award

                                                                            Award Winning Junction 3, Easton, Bristol