Impact Modular completes development providing transitional housing for youngsters at Bristol’s Hope Rise

Impact Modular completes development providing transitional housing for youngsters at Bristol’s Hope Rise

Hope Rise is a unique social housing development consisting of net zero carbon, modular starter homes built by Impact Modular for Bristol City Council.

The first development of its kind in the UK, Bristol City Council hopes to set a blueprint with the Hope Rise project for building socially inclusive and inspiring communities.

Through the joint efforts of YMCA, Bristol Housing Festival and Bristol City Council, Hope Rise will provide affordable transitional accommodation for youngsters who are on low incomes or making their first steps into independent living.

The development will also accommodate “community builders” or “super-tenants”, whose role will be to bring together all the residents and encourage participation in wider community life.

Carbon neutral built using modular construction

Built by Impact Modular at its Peterborough factory, the homes were constructed in less than five months, and then delivered and constructed on site within two weeks.  

The affordable development meets the highest environmental standards by utilising modern methods of construction (MMC). The apartments were designed to be carbon neutral by generating more energy than they consume with features such as integrated air source heat pumps, solar roofs, super-insulated walls, triple glazing and airtight construction all contributing to their exemplary energy efficiency.

Robert Whitton, Founder and Chair of Impact Capital Group, said:

“The Hope Rise project’s environmental consciousness coupled with the opportunity to promote and foster social cohesion meant that we were determined to deliver these homes in a time efficient and cost effective manner.

Bristol City Council has set an example to the rest of the UK. This development demonstrates how affordable housing can be highly sustainable, good quality and designed to promote social inclusivity.

Hope Rise aligns with Impact’s company values on every level and we are keen to deliver more projects of this nature in the near future.”

Jack Randall, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Impact Modular, said:

“The pandemic has intensified the UK’s housing and homelessness crisis, creating an even more pressing need for more social housing across the country. This project is built proof of what can be achieved with innovation at the forefront of design and build.

Our team at Impact Modular  worked tirelessly to complete this development by Christmas. We all knew that a timely delivery would mean that eleven otherwise vulnerable individuals could enjoy Christmas in a warm and safe home.

It has been an absolute pleasure to be involved in this unique scheme, which I hope will become commonplace across the country as a deliverable and popular solution to the affordable housing shortage in the UK.”

If you’d like to find out more about this project or to enquire about Modular housing, please contact us on 01733 788711 or email