Plans for the Bristol Arena have taken a dramatic step forward as the winning team is announced for the 12,000 capacity venue following an international Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) design competition. The winning team is international arena and stadium design specialists, Populous, in partnership with the award winning Bath based practices Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects and BuroHappold Engineering. Populous designed the London Olympic Stadium as well as O2 Arenas in London, Berlin and Dublin, and the recently completed Leeds Arena.
|Category||Project Competition / Competition Result|
|Type||International, Project/EOI/PQQ, Open, Two-Stage|
|RegDeadline||18 September 2014 GoogleCal iCal|
|18 September 2014 (via Online)|
|Eligibility||The multi-disciplinary design team led by a consultancy with suitable experience, which could include an engineering or architectural practice|
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions and Bristol City Council are delighted to announce the launch of an international competition to design a new arena for Bristol.
The Bristol Arena project is a large indoor multipurpose arena, to be located on the former diesel depot site close to Temple Meads railway station in central Bristol. It is anticipated that the Arena will open in the summer of 2017.
Multi-disciplinary teams will have the opportunity to design the 12,000 capacity entertainment arena. The successful experienced design team will have architectural, structural and building engineering capabilities as well as experience within the performance venue field and significant knowledge of the creation and development of urban spaces.
Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified design teams worldwide. A shortlist of five teams will then be selected to participate in the design phase of the competition. The arena project budget is approximately £90 million.
Expressions of Interest(EOl) and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire(PQQ)
Successful design team appointed: February 2015
Planning applications submitted: 2015-2016
Start on site: Early 2016
Arena opens: Summer 2017
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions and Bristol City Council