The three men in the foreground are John Corin (Publicity Officer – standing) and possibly John Brain and Mike Eastman (PBA office staff) The water level appears to be low (tide mark & cill evident).1962
Engineering giant Dyson plans to invest £100m in a new research and development hub in central Bristol.
The technology centre would be home to hundreds of software and artificial intelligence (AI) engineers, the company said.
Dyson said it had chosen Bristol because it was an “international hub for software and digital skills”.
The centre is planned for a Dyson-owned building opposite Castle Park, close to Bristol Bridge.
The company is still going through the process of applying for planning permission to convert the building’s use, and it is not yet clear when it will be fully operational.
BBC May 2023
1930s Bristol city centre recreated in virtual reality by Jeremy Horton
Castle Park’s history
- The historic heart of old Bristol, which became the main shopping district by the 20th century. It is named after the remains of Bristol Castle demolished in 1656.
- It was hit by thousands of bombs during the bombing of 24 November 1940.
- Significant buildings like the Dutch House, St Peter’s Hospital and St Mary Le Port Church were damaged or destroyed.
- Though some buildings and the street plan survived, the council pulled them down, buried the streets and created the park in the 1970s.