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: Silver Building for Life Award, RTPI Planning Excellence 2015, RICS Award 2015, What House Awards ‘Best Mixed-Use Development’, SW Insider Property Awards ‘Residential Development of the Year’, Bristol Civic Society Environmental Award.