The transformation of Bristol Temple Quarter is one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects.

Temple Quarter sits at the heart of Bristol, one of the UK’s most productive and fast-growing regions and a focal point for the West of England’s £39bn economy.

Temple Quarter will transform over 130 hectares of brownfield land over the next 25 years into a series of thriving, well-connected mixed-use communities. The regeneration of the area will deliver 10,000 new homes in a mix of types and tenures, including much-needed new affordable homes. 22,000 new jobs will be created, bringing inclusive economic growth to the city and new opportunities for Bristol’s citizens, alongside £1.6bn annual income to the city economy.

Tackling the challenges posed by the climate crisis and a changing employment landscape head-on, the regeneration will build on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to put low-carbon, climate-friendly homes, jobs, and opportunities at the heart of the city, alongside new green spaces and a 24/7 economy, where visitors and residents can live and work and spend time.

A refurbished Temple Meads Station will build on its role as the region’s largest transport hub. Work will preserve the heritage of Brunel’s historic station while creating a gateway to Bristol and the West of England that is fit for the 21st century. Works in and around the station will be a catalyst for change, unlocking opportunities for new homes, jobs and public spaces in St Philip’s Marsh. Public transport, walking and cycling will all be made easier, creating a greener, better-connected city region.

Communities and businesses – new and existing – will co-exist within residential, commercial, leisure and cultural areas, supporting a thriving 24-hour economy that works for everyone.

The new University of Bristol Enterprise Campus will bring cutting-edge innovation, education, and skills to the area, boosting Bristol’s reputation as a centre of knowledge and enabling world-leading research and development to link with and work alongside local and regional businesses.

Temple Quarter will have social value at its core, contributing to a fairer and more equitable city that benefits all communities during and after construction; helping to create a city region in which everyone has a stake, and no one gets left behind.

To make this happen we will be ambitious and work together. The project partners, Bristol City Council, the West of England Combined Authority, Network Rail and Homes England, have come together to create this vision and we will work collaboratively with Bristol’s citizens to help shape a successful future for Temple Quarter that showcases what can be achieved by public sector organisations working in partnership.

Dan Norris, West of England Metro Mayor
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
Peter Denton, CEO, Homes England
Sir Peter Hendy, Chair, Network Rail

Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh – a vision for the future and blueprint for sustainable, inclusive city living

Temple Meads Station Artist Impression - Station Square Illustration

Bristol Temple Meads

The area around Temple Meads station will be rejuvenated with housing, shops and hospitality outlets creating a new area of the city where people can live, shop, visit and socialise.

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Proposed Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus © University of Bristol

City Gateway

Investment in the station, transport infrastructure and the surrounding area will enable residential and mixed-use development that creates new jobs, new business opportunities and new and affordable housing.

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Artist's impression Friary North

Friary North

A destination to work, live and enjoy leisure time throughout the day and evening

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St Philips Marsh South Riverside View - Artist Impression

St Philip’s Marsh

Longer term, the aspiration is to create a series of sustainable mixed-use neighbourhoods that are integrated with the surrounding east Bristol communities and within walking distance of Temple Meads station.

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Proposed Mead Street development area

Mead Street

Proposed sustainable, well-connected neighbourhood including new homes, workspaces, transport routes and open space close to a new southern entrance to Temple Meads.

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The derelict Grosvenor Hotel from the Brunel Mile.

Temple Gate

Proposed sustainable, well-connected neighbourhood including new homes and workspaces, improving the historic setting of Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh regeneration area

The Temple Quarter and St Philip's Marsh regeneration area map showing the development outline.

The regeneration area covers 130 hectares of brownfield land in the areas around Temple Meads station and St Philip’s Marsh to the east.