On 25th September, Willmott Dixon invited Matt Elliott, Kingsley Clarke and Emma Bull of the South West team to visit the new Bristol Beacon (formerly known as Colston Hall) project.
The project is multi phased with significant structural alterations and emerging variations evolving during the demolitions and alterations. In addition, there are many stakeholders involved in the development including Bristol Music Trust, Bristol City Council, and the existing Atrium building. Keeping the neighbouring premises and local road network live during construction has presented many challenges.
The two-stage process through SCF enabled early specialist and main contractor involvement, lasting almost 9 months including collaborative cost planning and prior to the start on site, buildability, traffic, stakeholder management and risk allocation.