Project Description

Client: Bristol City Council (Phase 1), Wilmott Dixon Construction (Phase 2)

Project Duration: 68 weeks

Project Scope:

Colston Halls is a Grade II listed concert hall located in Bristol City Centre undergoing refurbishment to provide a regional centre for the National Performing Arts. Works consisted of asbestos removal, heritage reclamation, complex temporary works to facilitate internal structural remodelling of walls, floors, openings and roofs.

Project Constraints & Challenges:

  • City centre location with restricting logistics and public and transport interfaces
  • Bespoke designed temporary works for remodelling a Grade II listed building
  • Third party principal contractor’s trades working within the concert hall
  • Sensitive removal and working around heritage features


  • Seamless liaison and approval with conservation officer
  • Major structural remodelling of Grade II listed building without incident
  • Successful logistics collaboration in a severely restricted city centre site maintaining uninterrupted business operations for neighbours and the public
  • Successful coordination and planning with other trades and work constraints with the principal contractor