Engagement

There is significant interest in the Temple Quarter project at a local, citywide and regional level. Communities, businesses and organisations have already been involved in the early stages of developing ideas and concepts for Temple Quarter, and we know they will have an ongoing interest in planning the future.

Public consultation on the draft Temple Quarter Development Framework

A consultation on proposals within the draft Temple Quarter Development Framework is open until Wednesday 8 March 2023. You can read more about the framework and complete the consultation by visiting Bristol City Council’s consultation website.

In-person events

As part of the consultation, we’re planning in-person events where you can pop in to find out more, complete a survey or speak to a member of the team. We’ll be adding to this list of dates, times and locations over the coming weeks. Please note, these dates and times are subject to change, so please check the website before travelling:

  • 11 February, 11-2pm, Dings Park
  • 14 February, 2.30-5.30pm, Sparke Evans Park
  • 16 February, 3.30-6.30pm, Eastside Community Trust (with free food!)
  • 22 February, 3-6pm, Totterdown Tesco (33 Oxford Street, Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RJ)
  • 23 February, 12-3pm, Temple Quay (next to the bike racks)
  • 23 February, 3-6pm, Screenology, St Vincent’s Works, Silverthorne Lane
  • 27 February, 10-12pm, Temple Quay (next to the bike racks)

How you can get involved

Temple Quarter will have a big impact on Bristol and the West of England. We want to hear from as many people as possible as this change happens, so that it can be positive for people across Bristol and the region.

We are currently running regular walking tours of the key sites being transformed as part of Temple Quarter. These take place on Mondays. Places are limited to ensure everyone can hear and ask any questions they have. To join a tour, book a place on Eventbrite. If you can no longer make it, please let us know by cancelling via Eventbrite or emailing us.

If you are part of an organisation that is interested in visiting the site, if you have any questions or want us to attend an event you are hosting to share more information about the project with your members, then please get in touch. You can email us on TempleQuarter@bristol.gov.uk.

In early 2023, we will be hosting more engagement events and activities in and around Temple Quarter. We will update this page regularly, as well as issuing regular newsletters with all the latest news. You can sign up to receive them online.

Business engagement

Over the next 25 years, Bristol Temple Quarter, which includes St Philip’s Marsh, will see significant investment and regeneration. This will deliver new infrastructure, homes and business space.  An important part of the vision for the future is to create new employment and business spaces that increase and diversify the jobs in the area, while supporting existing businesses and employers. 

To do this, we need to better understand businesses in the area: what they currently do, their current and future needs, and their long-term aspirations.  

To help us to plan for the future in a way that supports local businesses, we have been meeting with businesses in St Philip’s Marsh. Consultants from PRD were in the area over a number of weeks in autumn 2022.

We have also written a short questionnaire to improve our understanding of businesses in St Philip’s Marsh. If you are a business in the area who didn’t complete the survey, if you have any other questions, or haven’t yet been contacted by the team, contact us at TempleQuarter@bristol.gov.uk.

Roundtables 

We hosted roundtables for businesses in the Temple Quarter area in November with Metro Mayor Dan Norris and Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees.

We plan to host regular roundtables for businesses. In 2023, roundtables will be on 29 March, 28 June, 27 September, and 13 December. We will publish more information about these events in due course.

Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh – how you can shape the future

What’s happened so far 

A Development Brief for Mead Street, one of the six Temple Quarter character areas, was consulted on in summer 2022. It was formally endorsed by the council’s cabinet on 2 August 2022. Feedback from engagement with local communities and businesses on emerging planning principles and guidance for development in Meads Street in late 2021/early 2022 informed the Development Brief. 

In 2021, we spoke to businesses in Mead Street, Temple Gate and St Philip’s Marsh to get a better understanding of their future plans and any support they might need. You can read the business bulletins online: 

We spoke to local people, organisations and businesses in 2019 to hear what they would like to see happen at Temple Quarter. This feedback helped to shape guiding principles for change that have supported the drafting of a draft Development Framework for the area. We hope to share the draft document in a public consultation starting later this year.