The Temple Gate scheme will result in significant changes to how the area between the city centre and the Temple Meads station looks, and how people travel through it. But Temple Gate is no stranger to change: it has undergone several significant transformations over just the last 150 years.
As construction work for the scheme gets underway, we’ve scoured the records of the Bristol Archives for historic images of the junction through the years. Our favourites are catalogued below – but we’d encourage you to get down to the Archives and have a look through their rich resources for yourselves.
The post-war Temple Meads floyover was built in 1968 and went from Temple Way to Redcliffe. It was only intended as a temporary structure, but ended up staying in place until the late 1990s.
The George and Railway and the Grosvenor
The George and Railway pub and the Grosvenor hotel have had various incarnations throughout their lives, and are both now derelict. The Temple Gate scheme will mean the sites are less isolated, and will mean more space around them is freed up for development.
And finally, some general images looking at views across the area.