Project Description

The Bristol Arena is a new, world-class 12,000 capacity entertainment venue, due to be located on the former diesel depot site near Bristol Temple Meads station. It will host over 100 events a year, a mix of music, comedy, family entertainment shows and sports exhibition events.

The creation of the arena will mean that residents living in the city and surrounding areas will have a major performance venue on their doorstep and will no longer have to travel to other cities to see touring arena shows. The arena development will regenerate a derelict city centre site and be a catalyst for development in the zone, creating jobs and stimulating growth. Over time, the area will become a new destination for Bristol residents and visitors, and will contribute significantly to creating a vibrant new quarter for the city.

The arena is being delivered by Bristol City Council and global entertainment and sports design firm Populous; architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios; BuroHappold Engineering and sound specialists Vanguardia. Below are some links to more information about the project.

Latest news: a selection of the latest news relating to the arena project

FAQs: answers to frequently asked questions about the arena project, including travel and transport, benefits and funding and arena design

Consultation: information about how you can share your views on the Bristol Arena and details of past consultations

Design Competition: information about the RIBA competition to find the design team for the arena

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