Project To Transform St George’s Bristol into World-Class Venue Nears Completion
AN AMBITIOUS £6.3million project to transform St George's Bristol into a world-class venue and creative space for music and ideas is less than six months from completion.
St George's, just off Park Street, is famed for its acoustic and quality of classical, jazz, folk, world, roots and indie music, as well as spoken word and award-winning family events.
On 23 February 2018 it will relaunch as a world-class venue and creative space for music and ideas.
And today St George's Chief Executive Suzanne Rolt announced the charity has secured £6.3million pound funding for the 'Building a Sound Future' capital project.
She was also joined by the team from Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, one of the UK's largest independent construction and property services providers, which is leading on construction work.
The 'Building a Sound Future' project will improve facilities for audience members, visitors, and artists. It will also enable St George's to secure a sustainable financial future.
Key elements of the project are:
- A pavilion-style extension designed by award-winning architecture firm Patel Taylor
- A new café bar, featuring an exquisite Apollo Sculpture from artist Luke Jerram
- Creation of multi-purpose spaces for corporate, private and wedding venue hire
- Improved access for visitors with disabilities and 'green room' facilities for artists
- Activities for visitors, families and schools
- Major restoration and repair of stone work including the main steps
- A heritage interpretation space within the Crypt, sharing stories of St George's historic past
St George's, a registered charity, still has £10,000 to raise outside of the main capital appeal, to ensure the Main Hall is ready for concerts. Other fundraising includes securing sponsorship and advertising to support the relaunch celebrations, events, and new season.
St George's reopens for concerts and events from September 25, as work continues on the extension.