Dutch House arts centre

Whilst many people who have lived in Bristol will have heard of this famed Bristol land mark, almost none will have ever had the chance to witness it in the flesh.

I propose that a replacement could be built, retaining a mock tudor fascia, but with modern useable space inside to house perhaps an arts centre, independent shops, etc...

Many streets were lost around the castle green area and it would be great i feel to revitalise the space (which is already popular with people) inline with what has been acheived at Quakers Friars, whilst still utilising an independent traders ethos.

Why the contribution is important

Because Bristol is proudly independent

Because the character of an old building like the Dutch House, would be a talking point

Because it would generate jobs and bring in business

Because it would improve what currently is an eyeore

by user461219 on November 22, 2013 at 09:56AM

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  • Posted by user734334 November 22, 2013 at 18:46

    I don't really understand what you mean, sorry....
  • Posted by user563645 November 25, 2013 at 14:31

    I think it is a good idea in theory, but you will probably get the BCCmoderator along in a moment telling you there is no money in the budget for it.......
  • Posted by user718520 November 26, 2013 at 13:28

    You may be interested in this:
  • Posted by user251846 November 28, 2013 at 10:33

    I've always felt this to be a great loss to Bristol, and was pleased to see The Mayor getting behind the idea of reconstructing the building. This has been done on many occasions elsewhere in Europe - I've visited many a 'medieval' square in Germany, reconstructed in the 1950s following wartime destruction. There's no reason we cannot do similar.
  • Posted by user412750 January 06, 2014 at 00:57

    Having looked at the link posted by bccmoderator, I love this idea!

    The centre of Bristol used to be such a beautiful place, judging from old photos. It is nothing less than a tragedy that it was blitzed in WW2. I agree with the mayor's obervations (read the article linked to above) and think it's a great idea to rebuild this fantastic building, and to use it as an arts centre and for independent retailers.

    Thanks for proposing this idea.
  • Posted by user675375 January 06, 2014 at 01:14

    Really good idea. Europeans reconstruct their lost treasures - why can't we?
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