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Water Lilies

Applications to Water Lilies have now closed. To add your details to the waiting list, please register here.

Water Lilies is a beautiful upcoming eco self-build co-housing project designed by Bright Green Futures in collaboration with Marshall and Kendon Architects and individual self-builders.

The project recently won Best Eco-Aware Housing Community Initiative – South of England in the BUILD Sustainable Building Awards for its sustainable design concept and Bristol Urban Design Forum commended Water Lilies for its innovative approach to community building and potential to empower residents.

The self-build and self-finished homes are nestled in woodland and parkland near Blaise Castle in Kings Weston and residents will share a fabulous garden and water lily pond at the heart of the community. Co-builders who join the project will further shape the design of the scheme.

The following film is of an event we held on 9th April 2017 for people interested in self-building with Bright Green Futures. This was part of a series of events and workshops to co-create the forthcoming eco self-build community in Bristol, Water Lilies.



Buildings: 33 homes: townhouses, flats, detached homes, plus a community hub.

Location: Kings Weston Reservoir, Bristol. Close to Blaise Castle Estate and Kings Weston House.

Main Features: Large communal garden with water lilies pond and community hub, BBQ pit, play features and seating for all to enjoy. A car free development: all cars in underground car park making it beautiful and safe. On top of the hill with great views and next to a woodland. Sustainability features, community provisions and design details are evolving depending on the preferences of the future residents.

Awards: 2018 Winner of Best Eco-Aware Housing Community Initiative – South of England in the BUILD Sustainable Building Awards

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