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The Development Partnership Forums highlight the best in client contractor and partners working collaboratively on innovative housing. Bristol and the South West will be the focus of the first Development Partnership Forum in 2022 with a keynote presentation from Councillor Tom Renhard, Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes, Bristol City Council on the Home Delivery Plan and Jez Sweetland, Project Director, Bristol Housing Festival.

The Forum will be held in Bristol City Hall and followed by a site tour of several new developments.

Please book early as numbers will be limited.



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9.30 Registration   

9.55 About The Housing Forum’s Development Partnership Forums 

Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum 

10.00 Bristol City Council’s Home Delivery Plan –
Councillor Tom Renhard, Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes, Bristol City Council 

 10.20 Finding Scaleable Solutions for Housing and Places –
 Jez Sweetland, Project Director, Bristol Housing Festival 

 10.40 The Housing Forum’s published best practice guide  – “Better Procurement for Better Homes”
 Matthew Goulcher, guide author and Managing Director, Levitt Bernstein 

 11.00 -11.10 Q & A 

 11.10-11.30 Refreshment Break  

 11.30 – 12.20 Developer Panel – Building  Homes for Bristol 

Case studies showcasing landmark schemes :

Castle Park View
Marcus Allen, Development Officer, Linkcity and Carol Heneghan, Business Development Manager, Bouygues UK

Wapping Wharf
Stuart Hatton, Managing Director, Umberslade  

Hill’s approach to housing for Bristol and the South West
Jamie Hunter, Development Director, Hill

Vistry in Bristol
Marc Thompson, Managing Director, Vistry Partnerships West 

Followed by Q & A 

12.20 – 12.50 Lunch 

1.00 Depart for Site Tours:  

Option 1 – walking to Castle Park View and Wapping Wharf 

Option 2 –  transport to Blackberry Hill 

2.45 – 3.00 Return to City Hall  

3.00 DPF concludes 

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