Bristol Housing Festival
Re-imagining better ways to live in our cities


Festival Launch Attracts Over 2000 visitors in First Three Days

News: 22 October 2018

Festival Launch Exhibition Attracts over 2000 Visitors over First Three Days

A big shout-out to the over 2000 visitors who have already come along to our free exhibition on Friday and over the weekend, following our grand opening on Friday by Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud. It's fantastic to see so many of you getting stuck in and in re-imagining affordable housing for Bristol, with exhibits such as modular two-storey homes from Zed Pods and Totally Modular; a modular apartment from Tempo Housing; a single storey unit from We Can Make; and shipping container home conversions from ISO Spaces and Help Bristol’s Homeless; all of which are full-size. Other exhibits include scale-models and cutting-edge tech such as virtual reality games and a robot. If you haven't been to see us, there's still plenty of time- the exhibition is open between 11am and 6pm every day until 4th November.

What next?

Our exhibition is just the start of a festival running over several years. An initiative of Bristol One City, and supported by Bristol City Council, Bristol and Bath Regional Capital, West of England Combined Authority and The Shaftesbury Partnership, our festival will act as an incubator to road-test, in a real-world scenario, both existing concepts and innovative solutions designed to accelerate the delivery of quality, affordable housing. These will include exploring smart technology and off-site manufacturing. It will also highlight the ambition and work that is already underway in the city through partnerships, innovators, community groups and pioneers. 

Bristol's Mayor Rees, and Cllr Paul Smith, Cabinet Member for Housing for Bristol City Council, will be announcing what will happen next for the festival at a formal launch in the evening at City Hall on 23rd October. 

Our sponsors

A big thank you to our festival sponsors: BDP, Bevan Brittan, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Burges Salmon, GSM, Homes England, JBP, Rentplus, Solverboard, studioBURO, The House, The Wilsher Group, Triodos Bank, We The Curious, and YTL Developments.

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