November 25, 2019
East Street Mews is a 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 is undergoing 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 on East Street Mews. Planning permission was granted for the refurbishment in late 2018 and the project has now entered the construction phase. The first residents are expected to be welcomed into their new homes in 2020.
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 Principle contractor for the construction phase Willmott Dixon, has now taken procession of the site and is making great progress in pushing the project forward.
Following the completion of the demolition work, Wrings have now erected the large scaffold to the front and rear of the building to stabilise the structure and provide safe access to the roof. There is also new hoarding on Bedminster Parade to provide space for the scaffolding and ensure a safe walkway for local residents.
The roof removal works have been completed in preparation for the main carpentry works to start and the new roof to be installed.
Some great progress has been made and now the focus will be on getting the building watertight.
To find out more about East Street Mews click here.