Pigsty Hill homes due to be completed this month

March 01 2013
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Work is nearing completion on building 24 new shared ownership homes on Pigsty Hill.

Pigsty Hill homes due to be completed this month

Work is nearing completion on building 24 new shared ownership homes on Pigsty Hill. Stone Hodges development

The properties – 18 flats and six town houses – are being built on the former site of a number of independent shops which had been derelict for over 20 years.

Set to be called Stone Hodges, the apartments are being built by Bristol Community Housing Foundation and work is due to finish this month.

The homes, just past the new Morrison’s store, are intended to help meet the need for affordable homes in the area.

David Bull, housing services manager at Bristol Community Housing Foundation, said: “Bristol Community Housing Foundation is ‘more than just a roof’, it is a locally based and independent, not-for-profit, housing association which owns and manages over 700 homes across Bristol.”

He added: “Being local and independent allows BCHF to offer a personalised service to its residents so that they create homes and communities that everyone can be proud of.”

Despite the derelict shops previously being described as an eyesore, the development initially met with concerns from residents and neighbours. Following public consultation, a resident requested that the development be called “Stone Hodges”, the name of a hardware shop that stood on the site for many years.

The new-builds are being sold by Nectar Homes and prices start at £56,000 for a one-bedroom apartment with a 40 per cent share. The redevelopment was made possible by support and funding from the Homes and Communities Agency. 

The Stone Hodges development offers 24 affordable properties available for rent or low-cost home ownership. The properties include eight one-bed flats, 10 two-bed flats and six three-bed town houses. 

Mr Bull added: “It is hoped that the development will be completed in March and that the new residents will add to an already thriving and pleasant place to live.”