If you haven’t already heard, East Street Mews is the ground-breaking initiative that will create 11 contemporary apartments to provide much-needed affordable housing for young homeless people in Bristol. The property on Bedminster Parade has been empty for many years and needs significant restoration and improvement.
An innovative team of local businesses, charities and property experts with support from Bristol City Council are all working together free of charge at East Street Mews. Planning permission was granted for the refurbishment in late 2018 and construction has now begun.
Construction has temporarily halted due to COVID-19, but the team are on the lookout for local businesses that can help with new sash windows for the East Street elevation. If you are aware of any companies that are available to help out, please get in contact with Gavin Bridge at Cubex.
When complete, the apartments will be offered at low rent levels set according to an amount young homeless people can afford to pay. East Street Mews will provide a solid foundation on which its residents can move on to the next stage of their lives in education or employment.
The apartments at East Street Mews will be managed by a local charity Developing Health & Independence (DHI) which runs innovative services to help disadvantaged people turn their lives around.
The ground floor of the property will include space for local businesses and provide employment opportunities for residents and the local community alike.