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The Bristol Housing Festival Newsletter

Note from the Editor:
'Tis the season once again and our team recently took some time out to reflect on the past year and cast vision for the next. We are proud of the successes of the year including the completion of the Innovate UK funded project 'Enabling Housing Innovation for Inclusive Growth, another successful Expo, and seeing the Climate Smart Cities Challenge launched. We are also looking forward to a busy 2022 as we start work on our Workforce for the Future project.  As the year draws to a close, we are incredibly grateful our partners, collaborators and champions and are aware that we couldn't do any of this without your shared passion. Thank you for being part of Bristol's story of housing with us. And so the Festival continues... Jessie and the BHF Team
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Goram Homes Design Competition shortlist announced!

Congratulations to Barton Willmore, BDP Architects, Clifton Emery Design, Farrells London and Arup, and Groupwork and McGregor Coxall. Watch the shortlist being announced here, and find out more about the designs on our project page.
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Two reports launched at the end of 'Enabling Housing Innovation for Inclusive Growth' project

Two reports were released at the end of our 'Enabling Housing Innovation for Inclusive Growth Project.' The first provides an overview and summary of outputs of the project, while the second benchmarks key performance indicators’ (KPIs) for MMC against existing housing delivery models and was launched by Constructing Excellence earlier this month. Read the reports on our resource page, or watch a summary of the project here
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Final few weeks to enter the Climate Smart Cities Challenge!

We enjoyed watching the early birds soft pitch their ideas to the project team last week. There is still time to enter before the final deadline on the 5th January! Read more about the challenge and apply here.  
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Register for our new Workforce For the Future events

We've put together a great series of events and site visits as part of our Workforce for the Future project which will support built environment SMEs across the West of England through fully funded MMC training – helping to bridge the skills gap and futureproof the local workforce. Read more about it on our project page and sign up for the events here  

The Latest Blogs

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Making 'Homes not Houses' a Priority: Bristol’s Chaplain for Housing by Nicola Harris, Chaplain to Housing, Bristol Diocese
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Creating sustainable new neighbourhoods – and the pioneering new methods of
construction that can help us get there
by David Warburton, Urban Splash
  Posted: January 2022