1 - 9 Oct 2022
Friday 24 Sep and Friday 1 October. Bookable tours at 3.00, 4.00, 5.00.
Booking via Eventbrite tinyurl.com/m33t8fjd.
Click on the Green tab "Register" to book your free tickets.
Book ahead On-site parking, visitors will sign in at the site office. High-visibility jackets will be provided.
Please Note: This is an active building site. Please wear sensible footwear. High-visibility jackets will be provided.
Bridport Cohousing is working in partnership with Bournemouth Churches Housing Association to construct 53 dwellings near Bridport Community Hospital at the North East of the town.There are seven south-facing terraces of two-, three- and four-bed family houses, and two two-storey apartment blocks of one-bedroom flats for single or double occupancy. Half of the homes are available for social rent through our housing association partner, Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA). The other half are for shared ownership either at 80% leasehold purchase, or through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.
Designed to be affordable, high quality, energy efficient, climate resilient and nature friendly, Hazelmead will be managed by the community itself. Car-free streets will provide safe space for children to play. The Common House and outdoor areas will give opportunities for socialising, companionship and mutual support.
Energy Saving Attributes
Hazelmead buildings are being constructed to conform with the AECB Standard. This creates high-performance using widely available technology. Overall CO2 emissions are reduced by about 70% compared to the UK average for buildings of each type – a highly significant result given the relative ease and low cost with which this standard can be met.
Hazelmead dwellings will all:
Cohousing dwellings are somewhat smaller in order to make them more affordable. Common facilities, including laundry, guest rooms, grounds and a meeting room, will be shared among residents.
Our cohousing concept depends on the construction of a ‘Common House’ and on providing two guest rooms for visitors. To fund these Community Share Investments will earn interest at 4%. Further details from https://www.ethex.org.uk/invest/bridport-cohousing -
So far, £250,000 has been raised towards a target of £700,000. Closing date 8 October 2021.