Ferguson calls on mayor to press on with arena

Sep 29 2017

FORMER Bristol mayor George Ferguson has urged his successor, Marvin Rees, to press ahead with plans for a Bristol arena. ... Read More

Part of Arena Island to be sold to university

Mar 24 2017

THE UNIVERSITY of Bristol is set to take over part of Arena Island in a multi-million pound deal approved by the city council. The plan for a £300 million campus, serving 3,000 students and 1,900 staff, was made several months ago and centres on the former Royal Mail sorting office next to Temple Meads station.... Read More

Arena delayed further in hunt for new contractor

Jan 19 2017

Thumbnail ImageTHE COUNCIL is looking for another company to build the Bristol arena after negotiations with Bouygues UK broke down. ... Read More

Arena parking talks delayed

Jul 29 2016

CONSULTATION on parking controls around the Bristol arena has been delayed until next year.... Read More

Will arena neighbours have to pay to park?

May 27 2016

Thumbnail ImageRESIDENTS of Totterdown, Windmill Hill, Knowle and other areas close to the arena are waiting to hear if Labour’s victories in the May elections will change the way the new venue has an impact on its neighbours. ... Read More

Green light for Bristol arena: the debate

Apr 07 2016

Some quotes from the debate on April 6, when councillors on Bristol’s development control committee voted unanimously to approve detailed planning permission for the arena, and outline permission for Arena Island ... Read More

Vision for Temple Quarter unveiled

Mar 25 2016

AMBITIOUS ideas for a 25-year regeneration of the area around Temple Meads are open for consultation. Residents have until April 14 to comment on the Temple Quarter spatial framework – not a blueprint, but a guide to how the area could be transformed to bring 17,000 hi-tech and creative jobs, a new public waterfront and leisure facilities. ... Read More

Delay could kill arena plan, says Ferguson

Mar 03 2016

Thumbnail ImageDEFERRING the arena project in order to obtain a detailed travel plan would take a long time and could kill the whole plan, mayor George Ferguson has said. ... Read More

Bristol Arena plans put on ice

Mar 02 2016

Thumbnail ImagePLANS for the long-awaited Bristol arena were put on ice by councillors who decided the proposals didn't answer vital questions about travel and parking. Members of the council's development control committee voted 7-4 to defer a planning application for the arena. They then voted unanimously to defer an outline application to develop the rest of Arena Island.... Read More

Arena: car park U-turn and £28m extra bill

Feb 26 2016

Thumbnail ImageDAYS before councillors are due to decide whether to grant planning permission to the arena, it has emerged that costs will be £28 million higher than previously stated. And despite insistence that there would be no large car park on the site, plans have been revealed for an eight-storey, 480-space car park to occupy the KwikFit plot on Bath Road. ... Read More