Bristol's Colston Hall completes £20m overhaul

Bristol venue Colston Hall has completed a £20m redevelopment project, with new meeting and conference spaces.

Bristol's Colston Hall completes £20m overhaul
Bristol's Colston Hall completes £20m overhaul

A glass-fronted foyer building, finished with recycled copper cladding, is the most striking change to the venue. Delegates are greeted by a spacious atrium crossed at upper floor levels by a series of bridges, linking the new foyer with the existing main auditorium and other parts of the historic hall building.

Bar level 3, and the adjoining terrace situated at the top of the building with views across the city, features an outside space a barbeque setting.

Bar Level 1 features a ceiling height of 6m, whilst Hall 2 in the old building features a vintage stage.

Naomi Easy, Colston Hall’s sales and conference manager, said: "There are now eight spaces available for events from meetings for as few as two people in the new VIP Room through to the 1,800 capacity of Hall 1 which would suite a large conference. The Old Foyer is ideal for experiential showcases or quirky themed events, complete with its own vintage box office to create a sense of arrival."

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