National award for St George housing development: Artist's impression of Chalks Road ZEDpod development in St George

29 Nov 2019

Housing and Planning

National award for St George housing development

Bristol City Council has won a national award for its approach to modular housing in St George.

The Chalks Road development was awarded a prestigious Inside Housing Development Award on Wednesday (27 November).  

Consisting of eleven ‘ZEDpod’ houses, the development won best approach to modular construction though its use of modern construction methods to quickly and efficiently build homes that are value for money, desirable and energy efficient.

The council and its partners, ZEDpods and Bristol Housing Festival, were commended for successfully reclaiming an urban area and providing a housing solution where conventional construction would not normally be possible.

Councillor Paul Smith, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “It is great to see that Bristol has been recognised for its forward-thinking approach to housing.

“The development at Chalks Road is a prime example of how using modern methods of construction can provide affordable first homes for low income young people.

“Along with the launchpad project, this is the first development of its kind in the city where we have repurposed land using high-quality and sustainable building design. We are now exploring further innovative housing solutions to provide more affordable housing across the city, whilst also lessening the impact upon the environment by using eco-friendly construction methods.”