Located in Bridge Street in the heart of the city, the historic building dates from 1853 and is one of the oldest concert halls still in use in the UK.
This complex heritage project included a full refurbishment of the auditorium and front of house areas, with much needed external improvements and repairs, ensuring it can continue to be a world-class performance centre for years to come. The auditorium seating was extensively refurbished and upgraded to improve the customer viewing experience. Externally, work focused on extensive stone repairs to the sandstone, which was designed by Lockwood and Mawson. The slate roof has also been replaced, along with all the timber windows.
St George’s Hall is a pre-eminent heritage building for Bradford district and this restoration will ensure that it will be brought up to standard as a top class venue for all our residents and visitors to enjoy for decades to come.
Susan Hinchcliffe, Council Leader, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Year old concert hall
Educational site visits
As part of our commitment to developing employment and skills in the local community, the site team hosted school visits, providing many students with live construction site experience and advice about career paths available in the industry. A special "Behind the Scenes" event also gave local Councillors a first glimpse of the renovation and modernisation plans for the concert hall.