Non-traditional housing redevelopment project

A PRC property being knocked down

We’re redeveloping some of our non-traditional  properties to provide modern, energy-efficient homes, fit for the 21st Century.

The properties, which are also known as pre-cast reinforced concrete (PRC) homes, are spread all across South Gloucestershire. The first site to be redeveloped was in Coalpit Heath and the 39 new homes were completed in 2016.

We've now started work to redevelop 44 properties and a rank of garages at several sites in Coalpit Heath and Iron Acton and replacing them with 72, modern, energy efficient homes. Work is due to be completed in phases during 2018.

We've also applied for permission to redevelop ten properties in Little Stoke and replace them with 15 new homes.

Scroll down to see all of our project updates and watch a video of the transformation of homes in the first phase of the project below.

  1. First Coalpit Heath homes near completion

    Construction is nearly finished on the first of 72 new affordable homes we're building in Coalpit Heath and Iron Acton.

    26 Oct 2017 08:00
  2. Plans for new affordable homes submitted

    Plan of the new homes proposed for Little Stoke

    We've submitted a planning application to redevelop ten properties in Little Stoke.

    21 Sep 2017 08:00
  3. Garden fetes give residents a close encounter with local wildlife

    Villagers living close to building sites have enjoyed free events over the past three weeks which gave them the chance to have a close encounter with local wildlife.

    14 Sep 2017 08:00
  4. Residents tuck into afternoon tea

    Residents living close to one of our redevelopment sites in Coalpit Heath tucked into tea and cake at a special event last week.

    04 Sep 2017 08:00
  5. Iron Acton residents learn about development details

    Villagers living close to our latest development site have been learning more about how the building work will take place.

    06 Apr 2017 08:00
  6. Villagers learn about redevelopment

    Residents in a South Gloucestershire village have been learning about redevelopment work which is due to start in the near future.

    10 Mar 2017 08:00
  7. Packed room hears redevelopment update

    Merlin logo

    Customers living on a Kingswood estate have had their questions about the proposed redevelopment of their homes answered.

    30 Jan 2017 08:00
  8. Community celebrates completion of new homes

    Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall opens the new homes in Coalpit Heath with help from Max.

    A multi-million pound project to increase affordable homes in a South Gloucestershire village has been officially opened by Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall.

    19 Sep 2016 08:00
  9. Customers ready to move into new homes after successful sign-up event

    The wait is nearly over for the families set to move into our latest affordable homes development.

    01 Aug 2016 08:00
  10. Double delight as development projects shortlisted for awards

    Weir House with a Merlin van parked outside

    Two of our recent development projects have been shortlisted for building awards.

    15 Apr 2016 08:00
  11. Neighbours learn about plans for new homes

    Customer Liaison Officer Sarah Durbin talks to Iron Acton residents about our plans for the construction of new homes in the village

    We've been meeting neighbours living close to the sites of our latest £8.5m housing development.

    21 Mar 2016 08:00
  12. Scaffolding comes down on first new homes in Coalpit Heath

    Our development of 39 new homes in Coalpit Heath has reached an important milestone as scaffolding has been taken down on the first few properties.

    27 Nov 2015 08:00
  13. First redevelopment homes take shape

    Some of the new homes being built in Coalpit Heath

    The first homes being built as part of our non-traditional housing redevelopment project are starting to take shape.

    23 Sep 2015 08:00
  14. Little Stoke redevelopment plans to go on show

    Two of the Rossall Avenue properties we're proposing to redevelop

    Little Stoke residents are being invited to a public consultation to view Merlin’s plans to redevelop some of its non-traditional properties.

    04 Aug 2015 08:00
  15. Filton residents view redevelopment plans

    An architect's image of how the new homes in Conygre Grove will look

    Residents have been having their say about Merlin’s plans to redevelop three sites in Filton.

    28 Jul 2015 07:00
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