Our vision for the area around Temple Meads is to create a sustainable and flourishing new urban quarter: a place that is welcoming to all – to live, work, study, enjoy leisure time and builds on our strengths as a world class city. Temple Quarter will play a key part in growing Bristol as a more fair and equitable city that can benefit all communities; a city in which everyone has a stake and in which no one gets left behind.
With Temple Meads Station, the largest transport interchange in our region at its core, regenerating the wider area alongside the station is a once in a generation opportunity for the city. It will bring about the long-awaited transformation of a key site in the heart of the city, creating 22,000 new jobs and around 10,000 new homes in proximity to significant areas of deprivation, and an economic boost of £1.6 billion per annum.
With an innovation district forged around a new University of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus linking leading research and development with major businesses, Temple Quarter will be a national asset in levelling up the UK economy and helping to power the UK’s economic recovery post Covid-19: creating jobs, opportunities and homes for the entire city region.
Over 3,000 people have come to work in the Enterprise Zone since 2012 . Our our target is 22,000 jobs over the lifespan of the project. It’s an ambitious target, but it’s not the only one. We want our new urban quarter to provide a great waterside environment with a range of opportunities for everyone, be it access to jobs, housing or learning and, on top of this, to make it easier for people to connect between the city centre, the station and surrounding communities.
We don’t underestimate the scale of the task before us. The council is working closely with its partners, Network Rail and Homes England, to provide investment in infrastructure and new development opportunities to maximise those benefits.
Temple Quarter has a rich mix of assets. We are keen to meet with potential investors, understand your needs, and have a chance to tell you all about our wonderful city. Bristol can provide an enviable quality of life, and a vibrant and talented workforce, and having an Enterprise Zone in the area brings with it numerous incentives to invest in Temple Quarter.
Mayor of Bristol