A look inside Bristol Beacon
In October we stepped back onto the building site of Bristol Beacon for the first time in 7 months, and it’s changed quite a lot.
Huge structural changes have been taking place including:
- the removal of the roof and reinforcement of the original walls with temporary steelwork
- careful restoration of the Bristol Byzantine masonry and plaster work in The Lantern
- continued investigation of a well discovered in our cellar, and thought to serve the Elizabethan Great House which once stood on the site
Walking back on site and standing in the mud where we used to cheer alongside thousands of music lovers to our favourite artists, we were taken aback by the scale of the project.
It might have just been the cool October rain, but we all felt a shiver of excitement running through us as we began to see the transformed Bristol Beacon taking shape.
Here are some photos from our Bristol Beacon site tour in October 2020 below. Click here to find out more about our transformation.
The tour was conducted prior to the national lockdown, wearing masks and observing social distancing.
Photography by Duncan Smith and Alex Riley