What housing crisis?

Besides any general migration into the city, the biggest factor in the huge demand for new households is in the way we are living. There are just more of us living much longer.

Environmental Awards

The Environmental Awards recognise developments in Bristol which make a positive contribution to the local environment. The Bristol Civic Society has selected just four awards for 2014, the lowest number since the scheme started 15 years ago.

Bridges walk

For details of the Bristol bridges walk (as featured in Better Bristol 2014), an example of the ‘Seven Bridges of Königsberg’ problem in mathematics.

Marlborough House

It makes commercial sense to convert Marlborough House to residential accommodation. 

Queen Victoria House

The conversion to residential use would prevent this prominent unlisted building of merit falling into disuse and decay.

Former Children’s Hospital

This Grade II listed building has stood empty for some years. The University has applied for listed building consent to enable it to bring the building back into use.

Arnos Vale, Wed 10 Dec 2014

In this well illustrated talk, Alan Bambury looks at the different architectural styles of the buildings, and considers the many different types of monuments and their significance.

Redcliffe development

Change Real Estate, a local development partnership propose to develop the land between Redcliff Street and St Thomas Street to construct 117 flats over commercial floor space.

Colston Street houses

Urban Creation proposes to convert these long empty offices into 80-85 student bedrooms with laundry facilities, common room, bicycle hub and bin store.

Beacon House

The Society fully supports the University’s proposal to create its principal reception area behind the Queen’s Road shop front.

Air quality in Bristol, Wed 8 Oct 2014

Steve Crawshaw will tell us about the current air quality monitoring network that Bristol City Council operate within the city and the results of this monitoring.

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