Bristol Launchpad Buildings Case Study
One of our latest projects is the Launchpad building, based in Alexandra Park, Bristol. Bristol University asked us to supply container houses that offer students an alternative form of accommodation, including all the features of standard apartment blocks. Bristol University's project is in partnership with the United Communities Housing Association, Bristol University Students Union and the Bristol City Council. They have also received help from LandAid, a charity focusing on supporting the property industry.
High-Quality & Affordable Accommodation
The intention of the project is to target young people, predominantly students, and provide them with a quality start to life as well as helping those at risk of becoming homeless. Our container houses aim to bring young people together to create a sense of community, while at the same time placing a roof over their head.
The current scheme, situated in Alexandra Park, will house 33 residents and there's possibilities for future extensions to the project, to help even more young people receive a great start to life. The residents that live in the Launchpad building are given the opportunity to become involved with self-management and make the decisions themselves as to how everything works in the building, creating their own community.
The residents that live in the Launchpad building are given the opportunity to become involved with self-management and make the decisions themselves as to how everything works in the building, creating their own community.
Through this project, our container houses will provide affordable accommodation for:
- Bristol University students
- Young people from 1625 Independent People
- Key workers between 18-25 (teachers, nurses, police officers etc.)
Apartments & Share Communal Spaces
The accommodation we have been able to provide Bristol University allows each resident to have their own self-catered, one bed apartment with access to electricity and water. The Launch Pad also has shared communal spaces containing a laundry, bin store and secure bicycle parking. This aids in achieving the university's idea of creating a sense of community for its residents and bringing everyone together. Each apartment is designed to be energy efficient in terms of its bedroom, bathroom and kitchen areas in each room.
Our container houses create a modern and inspired sense of living for the residents, in a much more sustainable way compared to other apartment blocks. Both the exterior and interior design aims to create a refreshing and spacious living space for its tenants, full of colour.
In addition to sustainability, the university wanted us to create accommodation which was affordable for students. As such, students are liable to pay £523.84 a month which is all inclusive of bills. Any keyworkers applying to stay will be expected to pay £602.64, also inclusive of bills as well as council tax.
The final completed building presents a modern and attractive option for housing, offering independence and spacious, comfortable living spaces at affordable costs.