Dec 2018

First Look at the Future of Filton Airfield

The first phase of new homes marks the beginning of the transformation of the historic former Filton Airfield into a thriving new neighbourhood for Bristol.

YTL Developments has submitted a reserved-matters planning application for 278 new homes at the historic Filton Airfield site. The new homes will be the first phase in the development of a new neighbourhood in North Bristol, to be known as Brabazon.

Designed by FCBStudios, the new homes at Brabazon will be spacious, accessible and environmentally efficient. This first phase includes a range of high-quality family homes, private apartments and affordable properties, all set within attractive gardens and community spaces.

Sebastian Lyon, Technical Director of Development, YTL Developments said “We are working with world-renowned architects to create beautiful homes, parks and public facilities. This inaugural phase of development which pushes design and interior space and champions neighbourhoods and community will set the benchmark for Brabazon as it takes off.”

Andy Theobald, Partner at architects FCBStudios said “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to create a highly sustainable residential quarter, where quality, contemporary housing is set within a social environment. Through a diversity of house type and the arrangement of public and private space we have designed a vibrant new neighbourhood that will encourage community.”

One of the key design aspirations is to provide a range of transport options for residents. The plans create places and public spaces at a scale that prioritises pedestrians. The tree-lined streets will offer seating and play space to encourage neighbourliness and interaction among residents. Car parking is provided off-street and a network of cycle and pedestrian paths will connect with Bristol’s wider green infrastructure and ecological corridors, helping to promote sustainability within the new neighbourhood.

Subject to planning permission, development would commence in summer 2019 with homes available for sale in 2020.

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First Look at the Future of Filton Airfield