Bristol City Council Pulls the Plug on Plans for Arena in favour of Mixed-use Scheme
24 September 2018 by Helm Construction
After ongoing plans for Bristol’s proposed £123million Arena have been officially withdrawn, it has now been revealed by Bristol City Council that a new proposal for a mixed-use scheme will take place instead on Temple Island.
The new proposal will include 550 homes, roughly 250,000 square feet of offices, a new Conference Centre and a 5-star hotel. Despite these new plans being a blow for many who had dreams of an arena for the city Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol has expressed his commitment to make these dreams a reality.
‘Albeit another setback for Bristol and it’s proposed arena; Jon Ticehurst Helm Construction’s Construction Director believes for now the right decision was made: “Of course many of us are disappointed that for the time being the idea of an arena for Bristol has been put on hold. Nevertheless, the proposal of a mixed-use scheme is more important for the city, and we will be able to reap much greater benefits.”
Continuing Jon explained; “A recent report has revealed that the scheme would bring an additional £500million to Bristol’s economy, and this will create 3 times more jobs. This therefore implies much greater economic benefits, and is just what the City of Bristol needs.”