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Bristol Development Forum


By Julian Seymour

Our world is local, this defines and drives everything we do – so it was good to finally facilitate the third in-person Bristol Development Forum, which had been held up due to COVID 19.

The Forum was founded on an idea conceived between Cratus, Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees, former Cabinet member for Housing, Cllr Paul Smith and Jo Davis from Avison Young in the years before we knew what COVID was. Based on the idea that the City Council and developers want a more collaborative way to engage, the Forum has started to mature from its origins as a round table event to a wider opportunity to discuss the issues affecting the city.

The City Council invested heavily in the event with Cllr Tom Renhard leading a team of six senior officers, including Stephen Peacock, who used the opportunity to outline their plans of the aspirations for the city’s Temple Quarter, report on flood defences and discuss all aspects of the development process, including resourcing with the audience. The event has received great feedback and the next Forum is confirmed for 21st September with an agenda to be confirmed shortly.  We look forward to working with the City Council, Avison Young and the wider membership on the next steps for the Forum and welcome new joiners.

Clark Wilmott kindly hosted the latest Forum event, which was co-chaired by Charlotte Taylor-Drake and Sally Davis for Avison Young and Julian Seymour for Cratus.

Louise Hingley and Julian Seymour are working closely with our colleagues at Avison Young on developing the Forum. If you’re interested in joining or speaking with Louise or Julian please do get in touch.

Bristol Development Forum