Bradford’s historic venue, St George’s Hall, closed its doors last year to undergo an extensive transformation, after securing funding from both Heritage Lottery Fund and Bradford Council.
Work to begin the transformation of the iconic St George’s Hall has been underway behind the scenes: historic buildings and conservation specialists, architects, specialist seating consultants and interior designers have been assessing the building in preparation for shortlisting contractors for the project.
The main contractor for this complex project will be appointed shortly. Specialist sub-contractors will also be working with the main contractor to take the renovation work forward over the coming months.
We will continue to give updates about how the work progresses at St George’s Hall via our website and other digital communication channels. Please stay in touch with us.
The venue is now temporarily closed for the works to be carried out.
Proposed works relating to the Heritage Lottery Fund project include:
Front of House Ground Floor:
• Glazed entrance colonnade to provide a new draught lobby
• Reinstate three original entrance doors from Hall Ings leading into a new open plan foyer and bar area
• New passenger lift from entrance level to stalls auditorium level
• New larger toilet facilities
• Reinstate visual connection to first floor with partial glass ceiling
• Expose hidden fabric, such as the decorative mosaic floor in bar area
• Archive materials installation in redesigned spaces
Front of House First Floor:
• New lift access to/from ground floor
• Remodel bar area to include tea, coffee, concession stand, larger seating area and partial glass floor to allow light into ground floor below
• Reconfigure and refurbish toilet facilities
• Create larger open foyer space into stalls, and reinstate ceiling to original height in the Gallery Room