Architect and TV presenter George Clarke visits Partnerships West development in Bristol

Last month TV presenter George Clarke visited Romney House alongside the Mayor of Bristol, to hear about the city's plans for council and social housing.

George and the Mayor, Marvin Rees, were joined by Kathryn Pennington, learning more about the planned development at Romney House and its potential to feature in a new documentary for Channel 4.

Partnerships is working with Goram Homes, the housing company established by Bristol City Council, to transform the site into 268 new, high quality homes. 55% of the homes will be affordable housing delivered via Bristol City Council and will range from one bed flats to four bed family houses which will all comply with Nationally Described Space Standards(NDSS).

George said: “The country needs at least 100,000 new genuinely affordable homes every year for many years to come – we are miles off that. Bristol has developed some innovative ways to build more, and I hope we can work together to try and resolve the country’s massive housing crisis.”

Stephen Teagle, Chief Executive at Vistry Partnerships, said: “As one of the largest providers of affordable homes in the UK, we share George’s passion and commitment for getting more of them built in the places they’re needed most. Romney House is a fantastic example of how local authorities can play a direct role in the delivery of new, quality affordable homes, whilst benefitting from the skills and expertise of an organisation like ours. We’re delighted that George and his team has identified the development as a sector leading partnership.”