The Temple Quarter Heritage Assessment has been produced by Bristol City Council’s City Design team and is now available for viewing.
The purpose of this document is to highlight this historic legacy of the Enterprise Zone site and help to inform development proposals and illustrate the opportunities that this presents. It will inform the Spatial Framework that is currently being drawn up by the City Design team.
Over the last 200 years the area has seen many significant changes; the dominance of the railway that replaced an agricultural landscape and then the conversion of areas of former railway infrastructure to commercial development like that at Temple Quay.
Temple Quarter has also witnessed the significant engineering project that created the Floating Harbour and Feeder canal and the rise and fall of important Bristol industries such as glassworks and ironworks.
These historic changes have left a physical legacy in the area, much of which is recognised as being of national importance and are designated heritage assets.
The Heritage Assessment has drawn on many rarely seen photographic collections in the city archives as well as the information and mapping available on Know Your Place www.bristol.gov.uk/knowyourplace.