Willmott Dixon and Colston Hall team will host a tour of the current facilities, showcasing the work of this Preconstruction phase of the Colston Hall Transformation project.

Come and learn more about what happens before construction starts on site. Understand more about the risks and issues with working on a Grade2 Listed building in a  city centre location - and how our specialist team are planning to make the renovation of the Hall run as smoothly as possible; whilst keeping it open and accessible for the Bristol community.

The transformation of Colston Hall will create one of the best arts and learning facilities in the country and includes remodelling and upgrading the Main Hall and The Lantern, opening up the extensive cellars for the first time in 150 years – creating a new intimate performance space and a state-of-the-art education suite – and refurbishing the historic fabric of the building.

The education suites will include new classrooms and a technology lab, providing an inspiring base to educate 30,000 children every year and increasing music making sessions by 75 per cent. It will also house the National Centre for Inclusive Excellence, providing music training for young people and musicians with Special Education Needs and Disabilities.

Willmott Dixon constructed the iconic golden foyer to Colston Hall and we will be guiding you through this section as part of the tour.

Phase 2 development is currently in Preconstruction - learn more about construction planning as we talk about how the order of works is determined, keeping people safe, which specialist designers are already on board and how we engage our supply chain. You will find out answers to questions such as; where will you put the site cabins? Will there be a crane? How will sustainability feature? ... and more importantly -  how the construction process will benefit our city's community in terms of training, employment and education.

Address Colston Hall
Colston St,

City Centre location is easily accessible by public transport. Parking is available at roadside meters and also at Trenchard Street.

Site Entrance
Parking available yes

Parking is available at roadside meters and also at Trenchard Street.

Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 20
Register by March 22, 2018
Disabled Access yes

We want to make the most of everyone's visit, so please email if you have any requirements.

Colston Hall aims to be as accessible as possible for disabled people or anyone who may need a little bit more help to attend an event.

Our foyer and main auditorium is completely accessible for visitors with disabilities. Lifts at both our Trenchard Street and Colston Street entrances will take visitors to all levels and wheelchair users can now access seats in the balcony. Please speak to the box office for more information.

A system of ramps and lifts provides access to The Lantern.

Stairs are designed to ensure handrails and steps are as supportive and identifiable as possible for visitors who may need assistance in using them.

Child Restrictions yes

15 years and over. Sorry!

We will be running a school visiting programme throughout the project - and would love to host a tailored educational visit for you.

Please email sophie.paterson@willmottdixon for further details.

Marie-Claire Overton

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