Bristol Housing or Monastery 2.0?

Joanna Booth
9 min readMar 13, 2020

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees has been convinced to provide 20 sites in the centre of Bristol for a project called Monastery 2.0, according to a speech by Conservative peer Lord Nat Wei.

In 2019, Wei’s company The Shaftesbury Partnership formally merged with Bristol City Council, Bristol and Bath Regional Capital, and Housing Festival Ltd to form the Bristol Housing Festival (BHF).

£150,000 of public funds were provided to this new entity.

According to the BHF’s website:

“It will act as an incubator…