BRISTOL BEACON: Mayor says renovation still worth doing despite cost doubling
The mayor of Bristol has said that the Bristol Beacon, formally colston hall, renovation is still worth doing despite the costs to do so more than doubling due to the unearthing of unforseen structural problems.
Marvin Rees said that it was worth preserving the cultural and historic site given the limited alternatives due to it's listed status and that the job was worth finishing given it's already been started.
The project was initially believed to cost 48.8 million pounds before that figure skyrocketed to almost 107 million pounds. But when asked if the project should have been scrapped if the new price tag was known since before the renovation started, the mayor argued that because of the scarce alternatives for the building due to it's listed status and costs to protect the building when it wasnt being used, abandoning the renovation could be even more costly than the renovation itself.
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