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What could the future of council housing in Bristol look like?

By bristol247, Tuesday Feb 18, 2020

The massive social changes that happened 100 years ago with the building of millions of council houses has been explored in a series of films made for The Architecture Centre.

It comes as the Labour group on Bristol City Council have tabled an amendment to their own budget that would see a rent rise for council tenants of 2.7 per cent.

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The films, made by Tusko Films, feature residents The Architecture Centre worked with as part of the Homes for Heroes Project; with people from Sea Mills, Hillfields and Knowle West talking about life on their estates and the tours they created with Bristol Open Doors.

The other film looks at the future of council housing, featuring Stirling Prize winners and examples from Europe about what is possible.

Main photo courtesy of The Architecture Centre / Tusko Films

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