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Elderberry Walk tenants delighted with their new homes

Residents in the new Elderberry Walk development in Southmead have been sharing feedback on how they feel about life in their new homes.

Elderberry Walk was set up to tackle the growing housing demand in Bristol, and is an innovative housing development comprising 161 homes in Southmead, an area ranked among the 20% most deprived regions in the UK according to the IMD.

The scheme is a unique partnership between BBRC Homes, Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund, Brighter Places Housing Association and Bristol City Council, designed to deliver affordable and ethical accommodation for local people and key workers close to work, including NHS staff at Southmead Hospital.

Of the 161 homes being built, BBRC Homes has taken 61 properties on a long lease. These include 21 at a 10% discounted rate for key workers, 27 for long-term market rent* and 13 Rent to Buy homes.

A recent tenant survey carried out by Wise Living, who manages BBRC’s properties, revealed a host of positive comments:

Keyworker tenant
“Absolutely love living around so many other keyworkers as it brings a sense of community. Also love all the effort made to incorporate nature into spaces and the fact all the flats have either a patio or balcony to allow for fresh air.”

Block Tenant
“I love the big floor to ceiling windows and how much light they let in. There is a community of hospital workers up here so it’s great we’ve got people to say hello to as we pass each other’s shift patterns! I still feel like I’ve got so much space when in a 1 bed flat. I also enjoy how modern the whole complex is and it looks so different to anywhere else.”

Keyworker tenant
“Living in a BBRC home is a truly enchanting experience, where modern design seamlessly intertwines with a vibrant and welcoming community. From the moment I stepped into my BBC home, I was captivated by its contemporary elegance, creating a space that effortlessly blends style with comfort. The sleek architectural lines and thoughtfully curated interiors reflect a commitment to creating homes that are not just living spaces but reflections of a lifestyle.

“What truly sets BBRC apart is the sense of community that envelops you. The friendly neighbours and shared spaces foster a warm and inclusive environment, turning every interaction into a chance to build lasting connections.

“Whether it’s impromptu gatherings in the communal areas or the camaraderie during community events, BBRC has created a sense of belonging that goes beyond the walls of our individual homes.

“Every day brings delightful moments that make me appreciate the choice of living in a BBRC home. Whether it’s sipping coffee on my balcony and enjoying the meticulously landscaped surroundings or witnessing the sunset from the strategically placed communal spaces, each moment is a testament to the thoughtful planning and attention to detail that defines BBRC living.”

Elderberry Walk has sustainable and ethical principles at its core, with eco-friendly construction techniques and design that promotes a health-conscious lifestyle with cycling pathways, lush green spaces, and provisions for food cultivation with the aim of fostering a diverse and vibrant community.

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