Dandara Living tops out at Stafford Yard BTR

Dandara Living celebrates topping out at its latest Build to Rent development - Stafford Yard - in Bristol.

Representatives celebrating topping out at Stafford Yard | BTR News
Representatives celebrating topping out at Stafford Yard. Photography by Chris Cooper/ ShotAway.

Bristol City Council’s Bedminster Green regeneration plans took a further step forward today with a topping out ceremony at Dandara Living’s new Stafford Yard Build to Rent development in Bristol.

Celebrating the construction milestone, representatives of Bristol City Council and invited guests from local businesses and community groups joined Dandara Living’s CEO Jim Davies to commemorate topping out of the development.

Situated on a former brownfield site within the Bedminster Green Framework Area, Stafford Yard occupies a prime location within this rapidly developing neighbourhood, just south of the city centre and Temple Meads train station.

The new Build to Rent scheme will deliver 295 new apartments and 21 affordable homes. Amenities include private balconies, roof terraces with vegetable beds, gym, lounge, retail space and courtyard gardens.

Stafford Yard is the first of three sites that Dandara Living is developing in Bristol. This includes a current application for 339 residential homes adjacent to Stafford Yard on Malago Road/Hereford Street/Clarke Street – known as Plot 5 Bedminster Green.

A further site with prominent frontage onto Clarence Road and Temple Gate, where Dandara Living has submitted planning for a sustainable mixed-use development opposite Temple Meads station will deliver 432 much needed high-quality homes, resident amenity and retail space.

“Build to Rent is already very popular with young professionals who want to live and work in vibrant city centres like Bristol. However, we are also seeing increasing interest and demand from retirees and families for whom the security of tenure, professional management and sense of community that developments like Stafford Yard provide, is very appealing.

“Bristol is a vibrant, ambitious city and like many others is experiencing a period of change as people reassess what they want from our cities. Build to Rent still makes up a relatively small percentage of the UK’s overall housing sector, however it plays a vital role in maintaining overall housing supply and attracting inward investment. Bristol City Council has demonstrated its recognition and support for Build to Rent and I hope that our investment in Stafford Yard, Bedminster Green and Clarence Road, demonstrates our confidence and commitment to the city’s bright future.”

Jim Davies, CEO, Dandara Living