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 an 18-hour 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