Outdoor cinema and ice rink in final plans for Filton Airfield arena

YTL has submitted final detailed plans for the proposed Bristol Arena – and they reveal the venue will feature an outdoor cinema, Christmas ice rink and sports courts. Artist’s impressions include huge public squares in front of the refurbished Brabazon hangars on the former Filton Airfield site. The projected opening date for the arena complex is late 2026 at the earliest.

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Image: CGI of a three-storey accommodation block.

Plans submitted to build student accommodation block on Filton Central Garage site

A property developer has submitted plans to demolish the existing buildings at the Filton Central Garage site and replace them with a three-storey accommodation block providing 71 student bedsits. The ‘front’ aspect of the development would face onto Rectory Lane, with the ‘rear’ backing onto the existing Toolstation store and the A38 Gloucester Road North beyond.

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Artist's impression of a proposed railway station with footbridge.

North Filton Station gains fast-tracked approval from South Glos planners

South Gloucestershire Council has granted planning permission for the new North Filton Station, which will connect rail services to the new community, known as ‘Brabazon’, being developed on the former Filton Airfield site, as well as visitors to the new YTL Arena Bristol. It is hoped the station will be complete by 2026, allowing an hourly service to on the Henbury Link.

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