The transformation of Bristol Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh 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.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Bristol’s thriving economy contributed £15bn to the UK economy each year, and the city is the focal point of the West of England’s £28bn economy. Our plan is to transform over 130 hectares of brownfield land over the next 25 years into a thriving, well-connected mixed-use community.
Our vision is to tackle the challenges posed by the climate crisis and a changing employment landscape head-on by putting sustainable homes and jobs at the heart of our city, alongside new green spaces and a 24/7 economy, where visitors and residents can live, work and play.
We will create up to 10,000 new homes, 22,000 new jobs and bring £1.6bn annual income to the city economy over the next 25 years.
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 stunning station while creating a gateway to the city fit for the 21st century.
Public transport, walking and cycling will all be made easier, creating a greener, wellconnected community.
Businesses – new and existing – will co-exist with residential, leisure and cultural areas, supporting a thriving 24-hour economy that works for everyone.
As we move through the 2020s some changes will seem incremental, others will feel transformative in their scale and scope. We need a plan which can cover both of these types of changes. A plan which makes a firm case for change but also one which is flexible to changes which may come as we recover from COVID-19.
To make this happen we will be ambitious and work together. As project partners, Bristol City Council, West of England Combined Authority (WECA), Network Rail and Homes England have come together to create a vision for Temple Quarter.
We won’t do this in isolation from Bristol’s residents and businesses. We want Bristol’s citizens to be a part of the process as we shape the future of the Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh, and we are committed to working with and listening to them as the project moves forward.
Alongside local people, businesses and our partners, we will create a new, inclusive and sustainable urban quarter in the heart of Bristol that meets the needs of its citizens and visitors now and in the future.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol and Tim Bowles, West of England Mayor