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'Hope Rise', Bristol


Location: Chalks Road Car Park, St George, Bristol

Client: Bristol City Council

Contract: Full Turnkey Package (from design to completion)

Type of Construction: MMC Construction

Status: Construction Completed

Year: 2020

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Following an international Open Call, “Hope Rise” — a net-zero carbon social-housing scheme is among the 17 exemplary sustainable projects is the centrepiece installation selected to feature in Build Better Now, a virtual reality (VR) online exhibition demonstrating the opportunities for tackling the Climate Emergency and limiting the environmental impact of the buildings and cities we inhabit. Build Better Now will act as a global call for climate action and is supported by a coalition of over 100 partner organisations from the built environment industry.

The first of its kind in the UK, 'Hope Rise' is a pioneering net-zero carbon, socially-focused development of 11 homes for vulnerable young people who are at risk of homelessness. The scheme provides affordable, energy-efficient and cheap to run homes, all of which exceed the statements set out in Bristol City Council’s Climate Emergency Aspirations. The development was erected on stilts above an existing public car park, retaining 100% of the original parking spaces. ZED PODS has worked closely with the Bristol City Council, The Bristol Housing Festival, YMCA Bristol to bring this award-winning development to fruition.