RLB wins role in Bristol council housing drive
Councillor Paul Smith and Richard Quarry, partner at RLB
Construction consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has won a role to support Bristol City Council in its drive to build new council homes across the city.
RLB will act as employer’s agent and cost consultant on the new build housing programme, which commits to build 2,000 new homes a year by 2020, including 800 affordable homes. The council’s target also includes the delivery of around 200 council homes a year.
The current phase of Bristol City Council’s new build programme will see council homes built across Bristol in areas such as Brentry, Lawrence Weston, Knowle and Lockleaze.
Richard Quarry, partner at RLB UK, comments: “Bristol City Council has an ambitious and progressive housing programme for Bristol residents that we are delighted to be supporting. We have worked closely with the Council over a number of years, including providing the initial feasibility plans for this current council house development programme. We are really looking forward to supporting the project management team in this next phase which will see at least 300 council homes being built over the next two years and will help make a difference to communities across the city.”
Councillor Paul Smith, cabinet member of housing at the council, added: “Delivering high quality council housing as part of our overall new build programme is critical to our commitment to producing sustainable affordable housing. We are always keen to collaborate with partners, such as Rider Levett Bucknall, whose built environment expertise will support the existing internal development team to ensure we meet our targets and create the best balanced communities for Bristol residents.”