Building a good business
Bristol Together buys empty properties that require substantial repair and refurbishment.
Not only does that enable us to create jobs for ex-offenders, but also ensures that when the property is resold we can make a profit to reinvest back into the social enterprise.
Details of some of our projects are shown below.
One of our most successful projects entailed bringing a disused basement into living accommodation.
The property was originally used for storage but was not habitable. With our architect and design team we brought it into use with high energy saving materials and solar panels to subsidise the electricity.
A new team was formed who saw the project to completion from knocking through walls, installing drains new wiring, new plumbing …. The lot! One of the guys showed such ability for construction that he enrolled on an electrician’s course and after passing level 2 wired the 1st and 2nd fix under supervision of our main electrical contractor.
The end result was a light and airy flat with patio garden that sold within a couple of weeks of marketing. As you can see from the photo’s quite a transformation!