Finzels Reach: No repeat of ‘Boaty McBoatface’ for new bridge

The Bristol development firm building Finzels Reach says a name like Boaty McBoatface is unlikely to become the name of Bristol’s latest bridge.   Director of Cubex Gavin Bridges said the Clifton firm asked the public to propose suggestions for naming the bridge, “as it’s in such a key location.” But he ruled out the shortlist being […]

Nearly 40% of bridges in Bristol deemed ‘sub-standard’

Nearly 40% of bridges in Bristol are deemed sub-standard and at risk of collapse. The recent RAC Foundation survey, carried out with the help of ADEPT National Bridges Group, found that 3,203 structures over 1.5m in span are now at risk when carrying heavy goods vehicles (HGV’s). Bristol is famously known for the Clifton suspension […]

Work begins on St. George’s £6m extension

Construction work has officially begun on a six million pound project to transform St. George’s Hall into a world class music venue. The project is set to be completed by spring 2018. The independent music and spoken word venue, just off Park Street, is working with south-west based construction company Midas to refurbish and expand their current Grade II […]

Petition to save Jubilee Swimming Pool reaches over a thousand signatures

A petition to save one of South Bristol’s most popular swimming pools has reached over a thousand signatures in less than three weeks.  Local residents launched the ‘Save the Jubilee Pool from Closure’ campaign after Bristol City Council threatened to stop its funding. The signatures were gathered both online and inside the building, at the pools’ reception. The […]

EXCLUSIVE: Is Colston Hall about to change its name?

The controversy surrounding Colston Hall is nothing new.  But now that official discussions surrounding its name are scheduled to take place, the debate is heating up again. Built on the site of a sugar refinery in Bristol city centre, the venue has divided the population for years. For example, Massive Attack have been public in their opposition to […]