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L&G modular to build 185 homes in Bristol

24 December 2020
Artist’s impression of the Bonnington Walk development

Legal & General Modular Homes has won planning consent to build 185 homes in Lockleaze in Bristol.

The scheme, which has been developed in conjunction with Bristol City Council, will see two-, three- and four- bedroom houses along with one- and two-bedroom apartments developed on land at Bonnington Walk.

All homes have been designed to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ‘A’ rating, while 50% of them will be delivered as affordable housing.

The homes will be manufactured at L&G’s factory in Sherburn-in-Elmet in Yorkshire.

As part of the scheme, new allotment patches and accessible green open space will be introduced to complement the existing community orchard, a new local community hub will be built, and walking, cycling and road improvements will be made.  

Since May this year, L&G Modular has secured planning approval for nearly 350 homes, including 154 homes at a site in Selby, North Yorkshire. The business aims to deliver 3,000 homes a year “at maturity”.

Rosie Toogood, CEO of Legal & General Modular Homes said: “Using modular construction, Legal & General will be able to deliver much needed, high quality and sustainable homes that are affordable in half the time of traditional methods. In a post-pandemic environment, the availability of affordable homes – set within beautiful open spaces – which create a well-connected local community will be more important than ever before.

“Our journey to revolutionise the UK’s construction industry is well underway, and planning consent at Bonnington Walk, Bristol is testament to this.  With planning permission for 350 homes this year, the business is making great steps forward.  This Bristol scheme, along with our consented scheme in Selby, will really showcase the benefits of modern modular construction.”


Not bad going for a company that’s losing millions hand over fist!

They have recorded more than £30m in losses in the year to December 2019, meaning the organisation has racked up more than £100m in losses since it was established in 2016.

Wonder if they’ll be around to complete the project!

Tom, 24 December 2020

Good to see that L&G are not just “talking the talk” but “walking the walk”

Worth reading book: Home truths which tells it as it really is [ government’s “help to sell” scheme etc.]

Happy Christmas to all


John clinch, 25 December 2020

Not such good news for local construction employment in Bristol?

Steve S, 30 December 2020

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