Homes for people in need - Inns Court, Knowle West

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Closes 15 Apr 2021

What we are proposing

The site

The site is located at the heart of the local community, on the junction of Inns Court Avenue and Marshall Walk, facing Inns Court Green. The row of shops which stood here was demolished more than 10 years ago. Most of the site is now concrete slab.

Image 1- Overview page- This image is a photograph of the site as it looks today. It is derelict and most of the ground is concrete slab.

The project

Bristol City Council wants to bring this site back to life providing much needed homes to Bristol residents who are currently living in emergency or temporary housing. People will be able to live here for around two years with light touch support if needed, enabling them to feel settled in their homes and part of the local community.

The project forms part of the Bristol Housing Festival and will be built using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

We are working with local community organisations to explore how we can bring local input directly into some important parts of the scheme. We hope to share this with you through further engagement soon.

The options

We’ve drawn up three design options and we’d like you to tell us what you like or dislike about each one. The next stage of design and consultation will develop a detailed design including materials, landscape, security and possible opportunities for the integration of artwork.

Option A

12 one-bed apartments over two storeys, with a shared space for all the residents of the development to use.

Option A- Proposals- Left hand image: This image is an outline drawing of the neighbourhood showing the neighbouring properties and the nearby Inns Court. It shows the building blocks in a staggered pattern.  Right hand image: This image shows the view from the road (Inns Court Avenue) of the blocks which are two storey.

  • Angled arrangement of buildings to look interesting
  • Buildings set away from the gardens of neighbouring properties with windows not facing directly to these
Option B

12 one-bed apartments over two storeys, with a shared space for all the residents to use. 

Option B-  Left hand image: This image is an outline drawing of the neighbourhood showing the neighbouring properties and the surround community of Inns Court. Its shows the position of the proposed buildings and shows them in two rows running in parallel. The buildings are staggered from the bottom left to the top right of the site. Right hand image: this shows a view from the road (Inns Court Avenue) of the blocks which are two storey.

  • Buildings arranged to create a landscaped courtyard for residents at heart of the development
  • Buildings close to the gardens of neighbouring houses but with all windows facing towards the internal courtyard and landscape at either end of the site

 

Option C

17 one-bed apartments across three storeys, with a shared space for all the residents to use. 

Option C- Left hand image: Left hand image: This image is an outline drawing of the neighbourhood showing the neighbouring properties and the nearby Inns Court. The buildings run in a uniform line and are 4 units wide. Right hand image: this shows a view from the road (Inns Court Avenue) of the blocks which are two storey. The blocks step up from 1 storey on the far end of site, to 3 storey on the end of the site next to the road.

  • Buildings arranged to create a landscaped courtyard for residents at heart of development
  • Buildings step up from single storey adjacent to neighbouring properties, to three storeys along Marshall Walk.
  • Buildings close to the gardens of neighbouring houses but with all windows facing towards the internal courtyard and landscape at either end of the site

 

Which option from A, B and C do you like the most?
Please tell us why
Do you have any other comments?