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Knightstone Housing (Posted 10.12.14)

Bristol housing project wins environmental award

A project in the Easton area of Bristol has been celebrated by the City’s Civic Society for its environmental impact.

Junction 3 (J3), a Knightstone development in Easton, has received the Environmental Award, which recognises developments in Bristol that make a positive contribution to the local environment.

J3 has seen significant regeneration, with the creation of 59 new affordable homes, seven business units, a library and learning centre.

Knightstone’s J3 project becomes the latest recipient of the Environmental Award, after judges praised the scheme’s contemporary design, innovation and commitment to sustainability.

On the 4th of December, David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF), joined Knightstone representatives at J3 to unveil the special blue plaque, as part of a tour highlighting the work of housing associations in Bristol.

Mike Day, Director of Development and Homeownership at Knightstone, said “We’re delighted that J3 has been recognised by the Bristol Civic Society for its improvement to the environment.

“We’re so proud of J3 and the contribution it’s making to the area, that we have chosen the development as the first point of call to help the NHF showcase the best of Bristol architecture.

"We’re committed to building high quality new affordable homes in areas that really need them, and to ongoing community investment which help to create great places to live. This project has had significant input from, and support of, the local communities who share in this achievement.”