“There is great opportunity to develop in Bristol as it’s constantly evolving as a city”, according to the panel at a recent event hosted by Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams.
Gregg Latchams’ Construction Breakfast brought together a panel of industry and city specialists, including Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees; Economy of Place Director Nuala Gallagher; Bristol Housing Festival Project Director Jez Sweetland; and Gregg Latchams’ own Head of Construction David Morris to engage in a discussion surrounding the future of Bristol as a city.
Attendees saw the conversation shift from Bristol’s housing crisis and how companies investing in the area can do so sustainably to the city’s future opportunities for development.
Mayor Marvin Rees spoke honestly about his hopes and plans to see Bristol shift into a proactive future and become part of the ‘Western Gateway’, with the One City Plan cutting across political boundaries and setting the framework for the next 25 years. He told the attending company representatives how they can get involved in Bristol’s exciting future, as well as the latest on infrastructure and transport, including an update on Bristol’s underground system.
After a varied and insightful panel discussion, the floor was open to questions, which saw Nuala Gallagher discuss how Bristol City Council is looking to overcome challenges at Western Harbour and Jez Sweetland describe how Bristol Housing Festival is working to innovatively increase collaborative practices to help build communities in the Bristol region.
Head of Construction at Gregg Latchams, David Morris, said: “We were thrilled to facilitate such a rich discussion between industry peers on topics that truly affect Bristol as a city.
“It was fantastic to hear Bristol City Council’s plans for the future and for all in the room to be empowered to play a real part in shaping the city for generations to come.”