OUR PLANS We are committed to putting Bristol on the world stage and delivering an arena that everyone can be proud of

Hooray! Our planning application has been approved

Our planning application to repurpose the iconic Brabazon Hangars into a 17,080-capacity arena complex has been approved by Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council and the Secretary of State.

To follow our journey as plans take off, follow @ytlarenabristol on social media for the latest news.

Other transport solutions include:

• offering shuttle bus services and working in partnership with other local landowners to provide park and ride services.

• working in consultation with local residents to ensure that parking control measures are implemented

• a new East-West super highway connecting Brabazon with all the surrounding neighbourhoods

• implementing a traffic management plan to cater for high volume, peak and non-peak travel flows on event days in the same way as the very successful Massive Attack concerts demonstrated.

We will work with city partners to promote overnight stays and tourism. Data shows 50% of ticket sales for Bristol concerts in 2019 were from outside the city.

YTL Arena operations will:

• create 500 contracted onsite jobs with a living wage policy ffering shuttle bus services and working in partnership with other local landowners to provide park and ride services.

• source over 75% of products and services locally

• create apprenticeship roles during construction and into operations

• provide access for local people to all the arena’s job opportunities, skilled and unskilled

• be the third largest in the UK venue, enhancing the city’s reputation and putting Bristol on the world stage 

• YTL Arena Complex will be fully privately funded and is supported by a robust business plan 

• no public money is required and therefore there is no risk to Bristol tax payers.

Bristol will get its long-awaited arena, bolder and pioneering – a must play venue, larger than Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow. 

Your feedback matters.

We have held a series of roadshows and drop in session to tell people about our plans and  feedback has helped inform our proposals.  We asked the following questions and here are the results.


Support the principle of a high quality mixed use development at the Brabazon hangars


Support the proposed vision for the Brabazon hangars


Support the principle of a new arena for Bristol


Support the proposals for a new railway station and MetroBus links to the proposal