Queens Avenue stabilisation works to get underway in June

Bristol City Council is making the preparations to fill in a disused cellar under Queens Avenue in Clifton, off Queens Road.

An inspection found that the old coal cellar, which runs under the width of Queens Avenue, was in a bad condition and a section of road above was fenced off as a precaution.

Working in partnership with the University of Bristol, who own adjacent Beacon House, the council will lead on the project to fill in the cellar using foam concrete. Construction work will start from Monday 17 June 2024, and it is expected to take around five weeks to complete. 

While the work is taking place, the pavement that runs alongside Beacon House on Queens Avenue will be closed to pedestrians who will be directed across to the other side of the road. Parking spaces alongside Beacon House will also be suspended throughout the works, however, the bus stop on Queens Avenue and access to the nightclub PamPam will not be affected.

I am pleased to see that work to stabilise Queens Avenue will be starting soon. The good news is that we will be able to open up the whole road once the foam concrete has set, freeing up important space for the nearby bus stop and road users. I’d like to thank the University of Bristol for working with us to find a long-term solution to this issue and to everyone for bearing with us while we complete these vital works.

John Smith, Executive Director for Growth & Regeneration at Bristol City Council

Beacon House occupies a prominent position in the city for our staff, students and for the local community. We’re very happy to have found a solution to this issue, working closely with the council.

David Tonkin, Associate Director of Campus Operations at the University of Bristol

The costs of the works will be shared equally between the council and university.

Griffiths, the council’s appointed contractor, will carry out the stabilisation works.

Original press release by Bristol City Council