08/10/2019

Bevan Brittan is delighted to be a supporter for the second year running of the Bristol Housing Festival which takes place later this month.

The Bristol Housing Festival was launched last year and is a five year initiative designed to stimulate new thinking around housing solutions, re-imagining better ways to live in our cities. New communities will be commissioned, funded and built across the city – with one exciting example already being the United Communities Launchpad project, which Bevan Brittan was pleased to offer pro-bono advice to.

This year’s Festival begins on Wednesday 16 October with a Festival of the Future City in which a wide range of participants will debate the future of life in cities. The Festival will also include a conference on 22 October – Enabling Housing Innovation for Future Growth, in which industry experts will discuss emerging solutions to help meet today’s changing housing demands and challenges.

Jonathan Turner, Head of Housing at Bevan Brittan, said: “We are very pleased to be supporting the Bristol Housing Festival again this year. Last year’s Festival was an exciting event that stimulated new thinking and debate. This year’s event promises to take that even further. Real projects have already begun in the city on the back of the Festival. Whether it’s innovative funding mechanisms or new methods of construction such as modular builds, we need to find scalable and practical solutions for the future that increase the amount of quality, affordable housing available for all, in Bristol and more widely.”

Jez Sweetland, Project Director at the Bristol Housing Festival, said: “We face a national crisis in the affordability of our housing and our public services. But Bristol is a city of innovation and creativity. There is so much in the city to celebrate and showcase in the sphere of housing. The Bristol Housing Festival will help highlight the exciting ambition and the work that is already underway through partnerships, innovators, community groups, visionaries and pioneers in Bristol.”

For full details about this year’s Festival, see www.bristolhousingfestival.org.uk

Bevan Brittan’s support of the Festival follows on from its involvement with another major Bristol event – the Festival of Sustainable Business that took place in September. The firm was delighted to sponsor a seminar on Sustainable Construction, with partner Nathan Bradberry speaking about District Energy Networks for new housing developments.

 

Proud to support:

Bristol Housing Festival