The Harbour Walkway development will provide pedestrian and cycle access to the arena along the north eastern edge of Temple Meads Station, alongside the Floating Harbour.
A new pontoon boardwalk will extend southwards from the ferry landing stage at Temple Quay, towards the arena site. This new route will pass under Brunel’s railway viaduct and into Totterdown Basin, a little known green oasis where the Floating Harbour meets the Feeder Canal.
Several of the sites along the route of the Harbour Walkway are currently derelict or undeveloped, including the former Royal Mail Sorting Office.
Harbour edge developments
It is anticipated that, over time, these sites will be redeveloped to improve the harbour’s edge, introducing new uses such as cafes, hotels, creative workspace and waterside apartments.
The walkway will be delivered in advance of many of these sites being regenerated and will therefore need to be versatile in order to allow for adaptation to future development proposals.