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

Partners & Sponsors

The Bristol Housing Festival wouldn’t exist without the support, guidance and enthusiasm of our generous partners and supporters. Thank you.

Festival Partners


Bristol City Council

“The festival will draw together partners and align the city in unlocking potential sites and creating thinking, just as our One City Approach seeks to do with other city challenges, while highlighting our commitment to housing to central government and inspiring any potential investors.”


Bristol & Bath Regional Capital

“We need a revolution in housing design and construction, we also need to transform housing finance and affordability. BBRC is at the forefront of developing new ways of paying for the housing that people need, and the Bristol Housing Festival is a great way to showcase and test these ideas.”


Bristol One City

“The Bristol Housing Festival enables important conversations about the future of housing in Bristol. It is a showcase for innovative and creative housing solutions and puts Bristol at the forefront of house design and construction. It is an open invitation to explore how we will build homes and communities in Bristol which are fit for the future as well thinking about we tackle issues such as inequality, poor health, and sustainable living, which impact everyday life for many people.

Now is the time to join the conversation about the future of the city, a place where everyone can flourish. Bristol One City.”


The Shaftesbury Partnership

“We are excited to partner in this ambitious and completely original project. We recognize that this type of project can only work when truly exceptional organizations and people come together and we are pleased to support the remarkable team in Bristol including Mayor Marvin.”


West of England Combined Aurthority

“Housing is a key priority for us at WECA; we need more homes, to buy and to rent, in the right locations and at prices people can afford. The scale of this challenge requires joint working and a regional approach and we are delighted to support the Bristol Housing Festival. The festival will provide invaluable opportunities to discuss new ways to approach the housing landscape in Bristol, and the wider region, with key partners from both the private and public sector.”





“Homes England is committed working with partners to support innovation and increase the delivery, pace and quality of affordable housing. Bristol Housing Festival is being launched to showcase innovation in housing and communities on sites across the city, we are proud to support the initiative and look forward to seeing what can be achieved.”



“YTL is determined to play its part by building better, smarter and greener homes so we are delighted to support this festival that showcases what can be done.”





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“We are delighted to support the Bristol Housing Festival. Urbanisation brings together everything we do at BDP and we look forward to help deliver better ways to live in our city.”



“We’re backing the Bristol Housing Festival as we believe people’s dream of owning their own home should not be knocked back because of lack of savings or debt history, which prevents many from getting mortgages. Housing needs new thinking: Rentplus wants to be part of that by working with local politicians, housing associations, tenants, and developers to make affordable rent to buy a real choice for the people of Bristol, at no cost to the taxpayer. Rent. Save. Own.”



“Our company vision is to make a difference in a disrupted and connected world; the aims of the Bristol Housing Festival chime with these values. So, we’re proud to support the Bristol Housing Festival to tell its exciting story – how daring to re-imagine and innovate can create better ways of living in the city that can be shown to the world.

From tech to modular homes and different ways of being a community, there is so much to share about how the UK’s housing challenges can be tackled. We are delighted to work with the Festival team to drive its success and to demonstrate the creative side of our great and inspirational city.”



The Triodos Bank values of sustainability and entrepreneurship chime with the festival’s work to bring people across Bristol together to innovate and develop long-term plans in order to find solutions to a national crisis of affordability in housing. As a bank we can provide some of the long-term, flexible finance to provide new homes, increase stock and make housing accessible for those in greatest need.



We are a major employer in the city, with over 230 colleagues based in our central Bristol office, and we are proud to support the Bristol Housing Festival.

We look forward to helping Bristol City Council deliver its vision of being the home of exciting, new building concepts and innovative solutions to speed up the delivery of quality, affordable housing in the city.



“GSM is participating in the Bristol Housing Festival, because we want to be part of the exciting opportunity to rethink the way to live in the future.

We strongly believe that Blockchain can serve as the digital foundation to promote trust, and service Bristol in a far better way, with better outcomes, benefiting citizens, public services and companies.”




Solverboard is an innovation management platform that enables adventurous organisations to collect people’s ideas and turn them into a commercially viable reality. We’re proud and excited to be supporting the Bristol Housing Festival by providing a platform that encourages crowd

collaboration - together we’ll share our ideas and solve some big challenges as we try and reimagine better ways of living in our city. Please visit to take part!


The housing crisis, and other wicked problems of the world, will only be solved with courage, creativity and co-operation. The Housing Festival is a beautiful example of these attributes in action: acknowledging that we don’t always know the answers to the big questions, but having the determination to try and find them by exploring the problem in collaboration with other people who are passionate for change. We The Curious inspires people to use their curiosity to tackle big issues, exactly as the Housing Festival are doing. We are proud to be launch partners, cultivating curiosity together to strive for a sustainable future.


There’s no doubt that we are in a housing crisis. We need new thinking about housing. The Festival of Housing will deliver this. We’re delighted to be partners in this, that it’s taking place in Bristol, and is part of Festival of the Future City.




Burges Salmon is a leading, independent UK law firm. Colin Ligman, head of the firm’s Real Estate department comments: "At Burges Salmon we are committed to being a responsible business that makes a real and positive difference to our clients, our people and the communities in which we live and work. As such, we are delighted to support the Bristol Housing Festival by providing the organisers with pro bono legal advice. The Bristol Housing Festival objectives chime with our work with clients who invest in, fund and develop housing led projects, and our desire to support the wider commercial and public sector objectives of generating further important investment in UK housing infrastructure."


The House works with social landlords to transform their businesses and deliver more innovation and impact. We believe in this sector and know that it can change people’s lives.

That’s why we are supporting Bristol Housing Festival too.

The Festival isn’t just about housing those in need, but also leading the way in transforming how we build homes, how we live together and how we build communities. At its best, it can help inspire a better Bristol and improve the lives of everyone living in the city.


The Wilsher Group wholeheartedly support this initiative because we are inspired by the size of the vison, the huge social benefits that will be derived when it all comes together and the positive impact on Bristol. The way partners are working together is also rare and impressive. You have our total support