Working with Councils

by Patrick Reilly – Consultant


LMA are working with a variety of partners to deliver affordable housing. Bristol City Council have secured 24 units at Brooks Dye Works delivered by Acorn Developments and Galliard homes joint venture. This is one of the first schemes to be delivered by Bristol City Council and LMA are excited to forge this new relationship. The development is well underway and we recently had a site visit from Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees.

Mayor Rees said: “Building homes and developing communities remains one of our top priorities, and I am pleased to see that this site has paid tribute to the historic factory that has stood here for many years. We are committed to delivering affordable homes through whatever route is available to us. Where possible we are building directly, both adding to our council home stock and building for the wider market.

“We know that we cannot solve the housing crisis alone. We need to work with a range of partners and the Brooks Dye Works site is a fantastic example of this partnership work in action.”

Brooks Dye Works is a fantastic redevelopment of a historic dye and laundry works, a Victorian family-owned factory that operated for 135 years – a perfect example of giving life to old buildings as part of Acorn’s Green initiative – the four-acre industrial site had been vacant for over a decade after the factory closed in 1997. The design is sympathetic to the main historic feature; the iconic nineteenth-century original dye works chimney, which remains a central iconic and striking focus.

LMA are committed to working with a range of delivery partners to deliver affordable housing for our developer clients.


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