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Bristol to begin exploring innovative housing solutions

Through a 3-million-pound investment, the city will be able to trial new methods that will improve the value, speed and cost of its future housing projects

  • June 18, 2020 14:30
  • Author Anton Stoyanov
Medium bristol housing
Source: Bristol City Council

Housing has always been a priority for local authorities of the city of Bristol. With responses to the issue being in hot demand, the City Council has been on the lookout for new and innovative solutions that would allow it to approach the topic in a smart and tech-savvy way in order to improve its quality.

Tackling the housing crisis through innovation

Unfortunately, the magnitude of the housing crisis has grown to such a degree, that local administrations across the UK are no longer capable of managing it on their own. That is why many City Councils across the country have turned to innovative practices in order to help them solve the issue to the best of their ability.

The latest project in that field, kickstarted by Bristol’s local government, called “Enabling Housing Innovation” is worth 3 million pounds and is financed by Innovate UK. Through trials of new housing building techniques, it aims to improve the speed, value and cost of housing projects worth a total of 78 million pounds across the city that will be built over the next five years. The project will run for 18 months and will cover 9 developments across Bristol.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol stated thatBuilding enough affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges we face across the country, and as a city, we are not afraid to explore innovative ways of delivering better value, high quality, homes. This project is only possible thanks to the collaboration of our many partners across the housing sector. I would like to thank everyone who played a part in securing this funding, and I am looking forward to seeing what exciting developments come forward as a result.”


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