Non-traditional housing redevelopment project

A PRC property being knocked down

We’re redeveloping some of our non-traditional  properties to provide modern, energy-efficient homes, fit for the 21st Century.

The properties, which are also known as pre-cast reinforced concrete (PRC) homes, are spread all across South Gloucestershire. The first site to be redeveloped was in Coalpit Heath and the 39 new homes were completed in 2016.

We've now started work to redevelop 44 properties and a rank of garages at several sites in Coalpit Heath and Iron Acton and replacing them with 72, modern, energy efficient homes. Work is due to be completed in phases during 2018.

We've also applied for permission to redevelop ten properties in Little Stoke and replace them with 15 new homes.

Scroll down to see all of our project updates and watch a video of the transformation of homes in the first phase of the project below.

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Filton residents invited to find out about redevelopment project

We're holding a public meeting in July to share its plans to redevelop an area of Filton, as part of a multi-million pound project to build hundreds of new homes in South Gloucestershire.

We have plans to redevelop 24 of our non-traditional homes in Rodney Crescent, Canberra Grove and Conygre Grove. We're proposing to replace the existing properties with up to 35 modern, energy efficient new homes and are inviting local people to see our plans and share their views.

The meeting takes place on Wednesday 22 July at Filton Community Centre in Elm Park, Filton from 3:30pm – 6:30pm.

Project Manager Sally Gilbert said: “We’re inviting our residents, neighbours and the wider community to come along to discuss our proposals and help us finalise the plans. We’ve had some really useful feedback at similar events we’ve held and are looking forward to hearing what people think about our plans.

“We’ll be applying for planning permission before the end of the year and aim to start work on site in Filton next year. There is a great demand for affordable housing in Filton and these 35 new homes will help to meet this need.”

The development is the latest part of our ambitious plans to redevelop 450 non-traditional properties across South Gloucestershire. The properties were built in the 1940s and 50s as a quick solution to the post-war housing shortage, but are now suffering from damp and draughts.

The redevelopment programme is one of the biggest programmes of its kind in recent years in the country. The housing association has already started work on its first redevelopment site in Coalpit Heath where it is initially building 39 new homes.

As well as redeveloping 450 properties, we are also carrying out external improvements to another 1,000 of its non-traditional homes. All of the work forms part of a promise made to residents when it took over South Gloucestershire Council’s housing stock in 2007.