Pontio Has Been Delayed. Again.
Pontio announced yesterday that the opening of Theatr Bryn Terfel, the first phase of the Pontio building, will not be ready to open this month. The deadline of the £44m complex has now been pushed back to “the New Year”.
The statement said: “Following an intensive period of construction work over the last few months, regretfully, Bangor University has to announce that Theatr Bryn Terfel will not be ready in time for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s production of ‘Chwalfa’ in September.”
Work began on Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre in 2010, which was originally due to open in 2012.
Bangor University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor, also the chairman of Pontio’s Arts Advisory board, said there were “lessons to be learnt from this” and apologises to the audience, the local community and to the partners.