Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios - winners of the Stirling Prize for Accordia, Cambridge, the only residential development ever to receive the prestigious award - were granted planning approval on Friday 15th March 2019.

The new homes mark the first phase of the transformation of the former Filton Airfield into Brabazon, a thriving new neighbourhood for North Bristol.

The 278 new properties, which will all be listed for sale, will have spacious rooms and large windows, with selected properties also boasting soaring double-height spaces.

The architecture recognises the heritage of the site, with the rooflines at Brabazon designed to echo the profile of an aeroplane’s tailfin while also maximising light for energy-efficient solar panels.

The homes and apartments all include access to outside space. The neighbourhood is set out on a network of tree-lined streets, close to attractive public squares and Brabazon Park, a new area of green parkland that will be a community asset open for everyone to enjoy.

Following the grant of planning approval, owners YTL Developments anticipate that construction will begin before the end of the year. The homes are expected to go on sale during 2020, with the first residents set to move in at Brabazon in 2021.

Sebastian Loyn, Director of Planning & Development at YTL Developments, said:

“Filton Airfield is a historic local landmark. We are working with world-renowned architects to ensure its future lives up to the legacy of its pioneering past.

“The first phase of new homes is designed to form the heart of a thriving new neighbourhood for North Bristol.”

The homes will be connected to Bristol by major new transport infrastructure. A new rail station at Brabazon will connect to Bristol Temple Meads in less than 15 minutes, while a MetroBus route will link to both Cribbs Causeway and the city centre. Brabazon will also offer a range of new walkways and cycle paths for the local community.

Andy Theobald, Partner at architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, said:

“We are very much looking forward to delivering the approved housing designs at Brabazon, which will become a highly sustainable new residential quarter.

“The family of house types we have created, set within public and private spaces, will deliver contemporary homes in a vibrant new neighbourhood which will not only set the bar for the future development but also for the wider region."

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