Recently we were appointed following a competitive interview process to co-design 40 new homes at Astry Close in North Bristol for Ambition Lawrence Weston. The project is to design and deliver affordable housing on an empty site for local people. We are working in Partnership with Residents from Ambition Lawrence Weston, United Communities Housing Association and Bristol City Council, and with Grant funding from a variety of sources.
This week we held the first of a series of design workshops to explore the design process, and ideas for layouts with local people. We used a range of drawings, models, precedents and virtual reality tools to tease out ideas, suggestions and ways to improve on the excellent work prepared during the feasibility stage by our friends at Local Agenda.