Vistry Partnerships and Abri to build 43 affordable homes in Bath

Leading regeneration business Vistry Partnerships and Abri, one of the south’s largest housing providers, are set to build 43 new affordable homes on Cheltenham Street in Bath after planning consent was granted.

The 100% affordable development includes 15 homes for social rent and 28 for shared ownership. Cheltenham Street marks the first occasion that Vistry Partnership’s West business and Abri will work together.

Located close to the city centre, the development will also develop and enhance existing local infrastructure, including improvements to local pedestrian crossings, parks and open spaces.

Work is set to commence on site in January 2022.

Marc Thompson, Manager Director at Vistry Partnerships West, said:
“Our colleagues have been working with Abri in the south of England for some time, so we are delighted to now be able to work together here in Bath, providing a good number of quality, affordable homes for local people. Coupled with the new homes, a range of improvements to local infrastructure will help to create a vibrant new community near the centre of the city.”

Sam Stone, Associate Director of Land and Planning at Abri said:
“It’s great to be partnering with Vistry Partnerships at Cheltenham Street to address the shortage of affordable homes across Bath and to help communities level up. Abri is committed to building at least 1,500 new homes a year by 2030 and these new homes will enable people to live centrally with easy access to all Bath has to offer while still remaining affordable.”

Councillor Tom Davies, Cabinet Member for Housing at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said:
“I’m delighted that B&NES Housing Services and Planning Team were able to support Vistry Partnerships and Abri to bring this site forward for such a positive outcome, bringing forward much needed affordable housing in central Bath, including housing for families.”