Bristol Housing Festival
12 OCT - 1 NOV 2020

With so many decision makers and people interested in housing gathered in one place, we obviously wanted to make sure we were there too. The Bristol Housing Festival encourages ideas and talks with the goal of finding scalable housing solutions. We will be part of the housing conversation, to discuss its future with everyone interested - and be with those who think like us – creating the possibility for more people to have the opportunity to own their own, affordable, sustainable home.

The Bristol Housing Festival will consist of events, roundtable discussions and public exhibitions of the latest innovation in off-site manufacturing solutions and modern methods of construction. Not just new ways of building houses are on the agenda, but new ways of thinking when it comes to housing as a way to creating sustainable, great places that support communities.

This year’s Bristol Housing Festival will be entirely virtual, but check out the virtual expo hall and see what parts of the programme look most interesting to you. And if you have any thoughts, please contact us! We would love to talk to anyone interested in knowing more about us and what we do.

For more information on the topics that we’ll discuss and who’s representing BoKlok, see below.

Hope to see you (online) in Bristol!


Healthy Consultation in Practice: A BHF Roundtable

When? 14.00 - 16.00

Chaired by Cllr Asher Craig and sponsored by BoKlok. The roundtable was designed to facilitate a conversation about what healthy consultation could look like when it comes to building homes. The hope was to draw out some key recommendations amongst the group of delegates which will be written up and published in a report.

Although the conversations was recorded for the sake of the report writing, the roundtable was be invite only and will not be published in order to facilitate an open conversation.

From Boklok, our Land and Planning Director, Dylan May participated. The key take-aways from the conversation are the following: 

1.     Consultation should happen as early as possible.

2.     Communication with residents should be accessible, clear and continue into the post-consultation stage.

3.     Models of innovative consultation should be considered, particularly those that emphasise long-term investment in communities.

4.     Transparency wherever possible 

5.     Inclusivity should remain a priority, in order to give a voice to affected parties, future residents and marginalised groups 

6.     Democratic spaces for conversation should be facilitated and funded

7.     A framework/guidance to be developed to outline best practice for consultation, in order to align developers with the wider goals of the city.

8.     New ways to involve communities in the broader discussion around regional and city goals should be considered.



Graeme Culliton, MD BoKlok UK, video interview

When? 10.30 - 12.30

Our Managing Director, Graeme Culliton, in a personal interview about his and BoKlok's values and drivers. Hear more about his opinions, particularly focusing on the key elements of the festival - modern means of construction, social values/well being, the housing crisis, environmental emergency and construction skills shortage.

The interview is a part of the series "In conversation with...", meeting different interesting people.


Meet BoKlok at the virtual expo

During the entire Bristol Housing Festival, come meet us at BoKlok at the virtual expo hall. Read more about our values, our founders IKEA and Skanska and why we are expanding to the UK. Oh, and of course - who are we building for and why?  


Do you have questions about BoKlok or our participation at the Bristol Housing Festival? Do not hesitate to get in touch with me!

Helen Renvoize
Business & Marketing Manager
+44 330 105 2976