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A bird’s-eye view of Bristol Beacon

Last week our building contractors Willmott Dixon got their hands on a drone and took these incredible bird’s-eye view pictures of our construction site.

We’ve been a bit chilly recently, considering we don’t currently have a roof! But as the sun shone down, we had the privilege of witnessing the exciting moment when the first steel roof trusses, that will support our new roof, were flown in from above.

Scroll down to see the latest photos from the construction site.

Steel roof trusses are lowered in through the open roof of Bristol Beacon.

Four cranes work simultaneously to lower Bristol Beacon’s new roof supports into place.

Old and new brickwork side by side. This new wall will become the lift shaft that will provide access to stage level in The Lantern.

Looking up towards the back of Bristol Beacon’s main hall where new supports for the two tiered balcony are being secured.

Do you remember our old box office entrance with its 1950s green and red paint job? We’ve removed the paint and exposed the brickwork on the archways which will become a central feature of our new restaurant which will sit under The Lantern.

A bird’s-eye view of Bristol Beacon showing our foyer building (left), The Lantern (bottom central) and the roofless main hall (central).

Photography by Willmott Dixon

Welcome to
Bristol Beacon

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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