Excitement and delight as Manor farm to get its own space at last

August 05 2018
Excitement and delight as Manor farm to get its own space at last

Anna George, Chair of Manor Farm Community Hub, and the rest of the core group are excited and delighted to announce that the Manor Farm estate will be getting a new space to call its own.

It will be integrated into the plans for the new housing construction on the site of the former St Peter’s EPH where Bristol Council want to build 36 dwellings comprising one and two bed flats.

Core group members have been invited to sit on a Design Board along with the architects for the project White Design, local councillors Claire Hiscott and Olly Mead and Bristol Council planning officers. This will enable us to feed in ideas and response to initial plans at an early stage so that the proposed space can be shaped as far as possible to our community’s needs and aspirations.

As a group we are looking to also work in and enhance the adjoining Maskelyne Avenue green space and have already started by engaging with Horfield C of E Primary in their Love Horfield project Operation Wild-It involving new planting and other wildlife – related projects in the green space. We anticipate this will bring the community closer together in the run-up to the opening of the facility.

The Design Board will meet before the summer holidays and an initial Public Workshop open to all will be held in September the purpose of which is described in the information already received by the group “to gather information, share ideas and confirm the baseline data about the project. The emphasis at this early stage will be getting people involved in reviewing the baseline information and share opportunities for the site; we would also use images of other projects to get initial responses to building styles, density and building height; and also share initial options for the site layout. White Design have produced the plans for a similar project on the site of another former elderly persons’ home at Broomhill in Brislington.

If all proceeds to time demolition work should begin on the St. Peter’s site before the end of this year and building work should commence in 2019.

Anna George