Work on former airfield scheme near Bristol gets underway

Enabling works have begun to deliver nearly 300 homes designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for the site of the former Filton airfield near Bristol, famous for being the birthplace of Concorde.

The 278 homes comprise the first phase of a wider mixed-use scheme to build 2,675 homes.


Developer YTL Developments said the new community will be known as Brabazon, after the aircraft (pictured) which took its maiden flight from Filton in 1949.

The roof line of the homes has been designed to look like an airplane’s tail-fin, as well as boosting the amount of light that can reach the properties’ solar panel systems.

The total development will be worth around £2bn.

A contractor to build the first 278 homes has yet to be appointed, YTL said, although work on the initial phase is scheduled to start this year and is expected to complete by the end of 2020.