WilkinsonEyre is shortlisted to design Bristol Arena

Following an international design competition, WilkinsonEyre has been shortlisted to design the 12,000 capacity Bristol Arena. Wilkinson Eyre, working with Arup, will now develop their proposals, before a public exhibition in January 2015.

WilkinsonEyre's previous experience includes the Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre and the London 2012 Olympic Basketball Arena.

Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, said: "We are at a really exciting stage in the development of Bristol's long awaited arena. We now have five very capable and talented design teams with a wealth of experience between them drawing up proposals for an arena that will contribute to the regeneration of the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone and provide one of the very best experiences for audiences and major acts."