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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An architect's image of how the new homes in Conygre Grove will look

Residents have been having their say about Merlin’s plans to redevelop three sites in Filton.

We want to redevelop 24 non-traditional properties at three sites in Canberra Grove, Conygre Grove and Rodney Crescent and replace them with 35 modern, energy efficient new homes. Last week we held the second of two public consultations with Filton residents about the plans, before they’re submitted to South Gloucestershire Council later this year.

Project Manager Sally Gilbert said: “We’ve been meeting communicating with the residents whose homes we want to redevelop for some time, so this was a chance for everyone to come and have a look at the plans.

“We were pleased that more than 50 people came along to the sessions to find out more about the plans. There’s a large demand for affordable housing in Filton and these 35 homes will help meet this need, whilst maintaining the character of the local neighbourhoods.”

The proposed redevelopment is part of our ongoing project to redevelop up to 450 non-traditional properties in South Gloucestershire. All of these properties were built in the 1940s and 1950s as a quick solution to the post-war housing shortage, but are now suffering from structural issues and are expensive for residents to heat.