Who are we
The Temple Quarter regeneration programme is one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, transforming 130 hectares of brownfield land to deliver sustainable new homes, jobs, infrastructure, and opportunities. At its heart will be a revitalised Bristol Temple Meads station, creating a fitting gateway to Bristol and the West of England.
The project is a partnership between four public sector organisations working together to bring transformational change.
The partners are Bristol City Council, Homes England, the West of England Combined Authority and Network Rail.
Bristol City Council is a unitary authority run by a directly elected Mayor and Cabinet. From May 2024, the executive function will transfer to a committee system of elected councillors. Bristol City Council’s ambition for BTQ is to put placemaking at the heart of the regeneration of the area, while delivering the sustainable new homes, including affordable homes, public spaces and travel routes that the city needs. By investing its land with its partners, BCC will be able to share in the financial success of the transformation of the area while ensuring Temple Quarter becomes a world class place to live, work and spend time, creating a lasting legacy for Bristol.
Homes England is the government’s housing and regeneration agency. It believes that affordable, quality homes in well-designed places are key to improving people’s lives. Together with its partners, Homes England is accelerating the pace of house building and regeneration across the country, to deliver homes and places people are proud to live in for generations to come. Homes England also uses its power and influence to form partnerships that bridge the gap between the public and private sector, to deliver new homes and regenerate places that meet local needs and aspirations.
The West of England Combined Authority was set up in 2017 to make region-wide decisions and investments that benefit people living and working across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. It is managed by a directly elected Metro Mayor and Committees made up of Leaders and Councillors from the constituent local authorities. The Combined Authority’s ambition for Temple Quarter is to drive economic growth for the whole region, while addressing regional challenges like productivity and skills, the need for new and affordable housing, and transport connectivity across the West of England. Working together with its partners, the Combined Authority will support Temple Quarter to become a regional asset that puts the West of England on the map as a place to live, work and invest.
Network Rail owns, repairs and develops the railway infrastructure in England, Scotland and Wales, and acts as an arm’s length body of the Department for Transport. Bristol Temple Meads station is owned by Network Rail and sits at the core of Bristol Temple Quarter. Network Rail’s objective is to restore and refurbish Brunel’s historic station, and to create a world-class gateway to the city-region that improves passenger experience and unlocks the potential of the station as a destination and the heart of a new community.
While not a partner, the University of Bristol is key stakeholder and deserves special status. The university will play a pivotal role in the delivery of BTQ and achieving the required placemaking and social value outcomes through its investment in its new Enterprise Campus on Cattle Market Road. Due to open in 2026, its campus and state-of-the-art facilities will create a thriving ecosystem for learning, research, innovation, enterprise, and social inclusion.