Bristol targets major projects to aid recovery

Projects that drive private investment will be a key part of plans to revive Bristol’s economy following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, its council has said.

Mayor Marvin Rees (pictured), along with the city council, has unveiled the One City strategy, targeting three areas to drive economic recovery and renewal.

“We must stimulate the economy with infrastructure and regeneration projects that offer jobs, homes and investment opportunities to the city,” said Rees.

The strategy is based on three pillars: People and labour markets; Business and Investment; and Bristol’s Places.

Under the last of these areas, the document says the council will “focus public finance on the delivery of keystone developments able to leverage large scale public and private investment and create long term revenue streams to ensure equitable distribution of benefits”.

To read the full One City strategy, click here.