Roundfield, working with Emmett Russell Architects, are nearing the completion of three developments of new build council homes for Bristol City Council. In keeping with the City’s ambitions as European Green Capital, the housing has all been designed to Passivhaus Standards. With limited space available for soft landscape on these urban infill sites, proposals have made a strong feature of sustainable urban drainage systems which positively influence the landscape character. Water features have been designed to direct roof and paving run off through permeable paving, conveyance channels and bio-retention areas.
The three sites are located in the Henbury and Brentry areas of the city. The developments form part of Bristol City Council’s New Build Council Housing Programme which aims to deliver 1000 new council homes over the next 15 years on housing infill sites.
Architectural visualisations copyright Emmett Russell Architects.