Kevin McCloud’s development business behind AHMM homes

Kevin McCloud’s housing operation has been given the green light to create a 161-home development on the site of a former school in Bristol.

HAB, which the TV presenter established a decade ago, submitted plans for the scheme in Southmead last September, and have now been approved by the city council.

Designed by former Stirling Prize winning architect AHMM, construction is expected to start within months, with completion in 2020.

The Elderberry Walk project will see the former Dunmail Primary School site, currently owned by the council, developed into a complex of one and two bedroom flats, as well as two, three and four bedroom houses.

Preference will be given to people working or living locally and nearly a third will be classed as affordable housing.

McCloud said his organisation was “eager to crack on and begin to shape a beautiful new quarter of Southmead”.