Let's put Bristol on the world stage!

We are delighted to announce that Bristol City Council has granted planning permission for us to repurpose the Brabazon hangars to create an arena for Bristol.

The council’s planning committee made the decision when they met on Wednesday 4 March at City Hall.

Due to the location and scale of the project the decision will now be referred to the Secretary of State for final confirmation.

YTL Arena managing Director Andrew Billingham said: ’We’re delighted that the council has entrusted us with this brilliant opportunity to put Bristol on the world stage. It is a huge step forward for our plans. 

We’re incredibly grateful to all those who have supported us and encouraged us on this journey. 

We are committed to delivering a venue that everyone can be proud of and that will benefit not just Bristol, but the whole of the wider city region.’

YTL Arena will be both financially and environmentally sustainable. 

It will be flexible to attract a wide range of events to suit all interests, from music and sport to comedy and family entertainment. 

Andrew said: ‘We will celebrate all that is great about Bristol and the south west. If you are local we hope you will feel at home. If you are visiting we hope you will leave wanting to come back for more.’

There is a huge amount of work to be done now: with detailed designs and plans expected to take at least six months. This will be followed by a two year construction phase. The target opening date is early 2023.

Famed for being the birthplace of Concorde, this is the next step in the amazing history of the home of Supersonic!