Old Magistrates Court Bristol demolition by Liz Eve, Liz Eve

The eight-storey court complex closed four years ago and a new £25-million court was built to replace it in Marlborough Street.

English Heritage described the old court building as “brutalist”, with “little intrinsic value or significance, and which relates poorly both to the surrounding historic buildings and the townscape generally”.

Clifton-based developer Deeley Freed won planning permission to build the 161-bed Travelodge hotel and 132 student flats in September 2013.

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