East Street Mews is a ground-breaking initiative that will create 11 contemporary apartments to provide much-needed affordable housing for young homeless people in Bristol. The property on Bedminster Parade has been empty for many years and needs significant restoration and improvement.
An innovative team - led by LandAid’s South West Board’s Chair Gavin Bridge of Cubex - of local businesses, charities and property experts with support from Bristol City Council are all working together free of charge on East Street Mews. The project has now received planning permission and work will soon start on site. The first residents will be welcomed into their new homes in 2019.
When complete, the apartments will be offered at low rent levels set according to an amount young homeless people can afford to pay. East Street Mews will provide a solid foundation on which its residents can move on to the next stage of their lives in education or employment.
The apartments at East Street Mews will be managed by a local charity Developing Health & Independence (DHI) which runs innovative services to help disadvantaged people turn their lives around.
The ground floor of the property will include space for local businesses and provide employment opportunities for residents and the local community alike.
If you want to find out more about the East Street Mews project you can visit their website here.
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