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YTL Arena Bristol

Helping to secure planning consent for the fourth largest entertainment complex in the UK

  • Bristol, UK

    Bristol, UK

Major investment in leisure and entertainment facilities by YTL Developments (UK) Ltd will provide a much needed economic and cultural boost

YTL Developments (UK) Ltd set out to redevelop the Brabazon Hangars—next to Brabazon, the thriving new neighbourhood being built on the historic, former Filton Airfield-into a 17,000-person capacity, state-of-the-art, live-entertainment complex. The venue, just outside of Bristol, will be the fourth largest entertainment complex in the UK.

The main central building will house the arena, with a conference hall on one side and shops, businesses, and leisure facilities on the other. A new bridge over the railway, road layout changes, and a 2,000-space temporary car park will also be implemented. During the planning process we provided specialist acoustics, air quality, ecology, landscape/townscape, visual, and night-time consultancy services. Using extensive prior knowledge of the site and neighbourhood from our long-standing work on the Brabazon, our environment specialists assisted YTL Developments by undertaking focused pre-application consultations with the two councils.

YTL Arena Bristol, will form a distinctive, large-scale, and iconic townscape feature—the regeneration and repurposing of the hangars will enhance the urban area. Once complete, the entertainment complex should bring a huge economic and cultural boost to the whole of Greater Bristol with an expected 1.4 million visitors a year. YTL Arena Bristol is planned to open in 2024.

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  • YTL Developments (UK) Ltd
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Grimshaw Architects
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